Best of the Best Palliser Health Region
Presentation Outline 1.Moving and Choosing 2. Lead Teacher Model 3. School Districts Involved 4. Recent Activities
Moving and Choosing • Moving and Choosing is a community-based coalition promoting healthy growth and development and the prevention of child and adolescent obesity. • Key objectives target building healthy school environments and improving access to high quality curriculum education in nutrition and physical activity. • Community partnerships key.
Healthy School Network • Vision - All students will belong to school communities that are committed to promoting healthy eating and active living • Goal – Increase lead teachers ability to facilitate active living and healthy eating in his/her school. In turn this will influence other teacher, parents, students and the school environment.
Lead Teachers • Lead teachers play an important role in today’s schools. They are part of the Healthy School Network influencing other teachers, parents and students and encouraging healthy eating and active living in their communities. • The network supports sharing of ideas, resources and expertise
Health Promotion Facilitators • Facilitate network • Liase with Lead Teachers throughout Palliser Health Region • Liase with School facilitators and health resource people to ensure collaboration and coordination • Support Moving and Choosing Initiatives
Lead Teachers mobilize the school community by: • Participating in networking meetings and inservices • Promoting healthy eating and active living initiatives • Consulting Moving and Choosing facilitators and school health resource people and school administrators • Identifying training and professional development needs
Lead Teachers mobilize the school community by: • Promoting awareness of curriculum supports • Being a role model and motivating others • Identifying strengths and opportunities to promote healthy schools and families • Promoting awareness of funding options for schools to sponsor health initiatives.
Moving and Choosing Initiatives • www.movingandchoosing.com • Moving and Choosing Exchange • Activity and Nutrition Kits • School Resources • Professional Development • School Environment and Healthy School Policy
School Divisions Involved • Prairie Rose School Division • First school division, pilot • Grasslands School Division • Medicine Hat School District No. 76 • Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division
Community Partners • Palliser Health Region – Healthy Weights, Community Nutrition, Health Promotion, Tobacco Prevention, Marketing, Dental, Physiotherapy, Recreational Therapy/Pediatrics, Community Mental Health, Public Health Nursing • Be Fit For Life • Healthy Alberta Communities • Canadian Cancer Society • City of Medicine Hat • Diabetes Association of Brooks and District
Advisory Committee • Meets quarterly • Purpose is to network, communicate, review and provide input for planning to teachers, students, parents and community partners to promote health through active living, healthy eating, healthy body image, tobacco reduction and safety initiatives.
Working Groups and Facilitators • Executive committee and 2 sub committees – Website • Resources and Training. • Health Promotion Facilitators
Recent Activities • Teachers Convention • Catholic School Division • On Track sessions • Parent Wellness evening May 1 and Teacher Wellness Day May 2 • Prairie Rose Board Meeting – April 8th re: Alberta Nutrition Guidelines
Recent Activities • Winter Active and Winter Walk Day • Prairie Rose – Video conference launch • Grasslands combined 55,000 min of activity • Medicine Hat District 76 – District Wide PD March 12th – Activity and Nutrition Session • Grasslands – Student convention March 20
Visit Us Online @ www.movingandchoosing.com
Contact Us • Kimberlee Eilers, RDHealth Promotion Facilitator, PHR (403) 502-8225 or email@example.com • Laura Lukye, B.RLS. Health Promotion Facilitator, PHR (403) 793-6667 or firstname.lastname@example.org • Stephanie Hlady, B.A., M.A. Health Promotion Facilitator, PHR (403) 545-2296 or email@example.com