Wellness workshops

Health educators from Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offer wellness workshops in your health and physical education classroom, after-school events or summer programs.

Wellness workshops:

  • Growing up Great:
    • Puberty and Hygiene: Fourth- and fifth-graders
    • Girl Talk: Fourth- and fifth-grade  girls
    • Boy Talk: Fourth- and fifth-grade  boys
    • Teen Talk: Ninth-graders and above
  • Youth Making Smart Choices (middle school): Based on the National Institutes of Health’s “Media Smart Youth,” this program helps students recognize how media influences their health and decision-making.
  • Teen wellness workshops (high school): Peer education can support young people in developing positive group norms and in making healthy decisions. This series empowers your students to become voices in your school to encourage healthy behaviors and decision-making. Workshops are offered as a four-part series, including Youth Making Smart Choices, Pedestrian Safety, Mental Health and Well-being, concluded by a peer-led wellness campaign project.
  • All About Stress: Tools to reduce stress (middle and high school)
  • Open Airways (third through fifth grade): This program from the American Lung Association is a school-based asthma education series for students with asthma. Students learn asthma management, including avoiding triggers, recognizing warning signs and solving problems related to their asthma and asthma care. The Open Airways curriculum consists of six 40-minute group lessons.
  • 5-2-1-0 Assembly (kindergarten through second grade): Interactive assembly program teaches students important tips to becoming healthy and safe superheroes. Focused on the 5-2-1-0 rule and safety education, students join Nikki Nutrition on a superhero’s journey toward health!

The 5-2-1-0 rule:

  • 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day
  • 2 hours or less of screen time
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 sugary drinks

To learn more or schedule a wellness program at your school, contact Nikki Boyd at nikki.boyd@nortonhealthcare.org or call (502) 629-7346.

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