NEW SMOKING PREVENTION PROGRAM
An intergeneration workshop program, designed for older adults on how to promote smoking prevention with their grandchildren,
Healthy Directions can offer services and programs, in addition to Healthy Children Healthy Futures (HCHF) by joining forces with a wide-variety of public organizations, foundations and corporations to provide effective resources and targeted initiatives
There are seven basic phases of the Healthy Children Healthy Futures school program:
- Snacks and Physical Activity
- Getting Started
- Media Literacy
- Developing Messages/Social Networking
- Creating Media
- Recognition Celebration
- Parent and Community Participation
All activities are aligned to national education standards.
The young people who participate in Healthy Children Healthy Futures:
- Learn healthy skills to incorporate the habits into their lifestyle and environment.
- Increase their awareness and knowledge of healthy eating and physical activity concepts and issues.
- Work in teams to produce healthy eating and physical activity media to include print ads, radio, animation and social media.
- Have their efforts and media products recognized in a meaningful way and rewarded.
- Use program resources to communicate with peers, families, and communities about healthy eating and physical activity.
- Provide parents and family members with the information and skills .
Healthy Children Healthy Futures Outcomes
It is anticipated that children will obtain:
- Knowledge, attitudes and skills to make healthier lifestyle choices regarding eating and physical activity.
- Skills to become advocates for healthy eating and physical activity at their schools and in their
- Skills to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors to their peers via media messaging.
- Teamwork and interpersonal communication skills.
- Skills and knowledge that may inspire new career choices.
- Critical thinking skills, especially regarding how they explore and experience the media.
- Practice, through an interdisciplinary approach, at improving their academic performance in language
arts, math, technology and media literacy.
- Increased technology awareness and skills through the use of a variety of software.
- Increased science and mathematics knowledge and skills.