Health Education

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SPARK has selected Healthy Lifestyle Choices (HLC) as our Health Education partner for grades PreK-8.

In addition, SPARK has partnered with ETR to provide the HealthSmart program for grades K-12.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices:

HLC is a cross-curricular program with a behavioral focus that has been proven to significantly increase health knowledge and positively impact youth behaviors.

This comprehensive health education curriculum addresses goal setting and decision making as it relates to fitness, nutrition, conflict resolution, safety and substance-abuse prevention.

HLC’s curriculum is flexible and provides a variety of scheduling and implementation options for busy elementary teachers. The lessons can have their own “stand alone” time, or be integrated into other core subjects. HLC meets all of the National Health Education Standards, is easy to use, and requires few supplies.

View the Healthy Lifestyle Choices Elementary Scope & Sequence.

View the Healthy Lifestyle Choices Middle School Scope & Sequence.

See how CAMP BOOST lessons meet the National Health Education Standards.

View the HECAT Report for Healthy Lifestyle Choices.

Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, physical education specialists, after school and/or early childhood providers.

HealthSmart from ETR

ETR's HealthSmart program is a comprehensive K-12 health education program that meets the National Health Education Standards, reflects the characteristics of effective health education curricula, and incorporates key knowledge and skill expectations detailed in the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for each grade level.

Lessons are designed to be easy to use, with clear, concise teaching steps focused on the essential concepts and skills that will enable students to develop, practice and support specific healthy behaviors. Activities are developmentally appropriate, challenge students in a variety of ways, and accommodate a range of learning styles.

The ultimate goal of the HealthSmart program is to promote the healthy growth and development of youth and give them the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices and establish life-long healthy behaviors.

At the elementary grades, the program is available by individual grade levels.

At the middle and high school levels, the program is divided into 6 content area units.

Click the links below to view the HECAT Scope & Sequence for each grade span.

View the HECAT K-5 Scope & Sequence and Health Behavior Outcomes by Lesson.

View the HECAT Report for HealthSmart Grades K-5.

View the HECAT Middle School Scope & Sequence.

View the HECAT Middle School Healthy Behavior Outcomes by Lesson.

View the HECAT Report for HealthSmart Middle School.

View the HECAT High School Scope & Sequence.

View the HECAT K-12 High School Healthy Behavior Outcomes by Lesson.

View the HECAT Report for HealthSmart High School.

Program Components:

1. Curriculum/Materials

HealthSmart addresses the six key youth risk behaviors identified by the CDC as contributing to the leading causes of early disability and death in youth. It also covers all of the recommended content areas recommended by the CDC's HECAT, as well as the knowledge and skill expectations for each grade span. HealthSmart is a comprehensive health education program that meets the National Health Education Standards, reflects the characteristics of effective health education curricula, and incorporates key knowledge and skill expectations designed to lead to healthy behavior outcomes.

For more information on HLC and ETR curriculum/materials, Click Here.

2.  Training

ETR offers a 1-day (6 hr.) workshop providing an orientation to HealthSmart. The orientation covers the theory and research base of the curriculum, characteristics of effective health education curricula, HealthSmart content areas and curriculum components, key health skills, and how to use the innovative HealthSmart Lesson Planning Tool for designing a customized teaching plan. ETR’s Professional Learning Services also provide a comprehensive 2-day training on the program, which includes instruction in the characteristics of effective health education.

For more information on HLC and ETR training, Click Here.

3.  Lifetime Support

For a program to work and last, ongoing consultation must be provided. SPARK is committed to extensive follow-up via their unique “SPARK Stars” institutionalization model, and myriad FREE value adds including lifetime support via 800 number and e-mail consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities, and a monthly eNewsletter that includes SPARK updates and teaching tips. For more information on SPARK support, Click Here.

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