Healthy Lifestyle Choices is a program of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, empowering youth, families and educators with the knowledge, skills and tools to make healthier choices for a lifetime. Our vision is to reduce the incidence of youth risk behaviors, enabling children to live longer, healthier more productive lives.
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and out National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country.
SPARTAN – For those willing to mentally and physically push to achieve their personal best, Spartan is a catalyst for transformation. Spartan is the global leader in obstacle course racing while simultaneously providing daily lifestyle guidance that pushes you to become the best version of yourself. This isn’t a casual 5K or fun run. We want you to achieve more. Don’t worry though – there’s no Spartan left behind. Whether you’re ready to tackle your first Spartan Sprint, or you’re an elite athlete seeking to crush a 50K Ultra and a podium spot, we’re all in this together. Aroo!
SPARTAN Kids Spartan Kids is more than a race; it’s a way of life. Our three developmentally appropriate obstacle courses for children age 4-14 mimic our adult events and provide a fun but challenging environment where participants learn grit and resilience together while conquering individual goals. We are a community that promotes inclusion and becoming lifelong caretakers of our mind and body. Spartan Kids Code:
• A Spartan thinks positively and is resilient through adversity
• A Spartan helps others and asks for help when they need it
• A Spartan understands that eating a healthy diet and exercising often keeps our bodies strong
• A Spartan gets rest to help their bodies recover and grow
• A Spartan understands their current abilities
• A Spartan sets new goals to be the best that they can be
supportREALteachers – supportREALteachers is an initiative of the Center for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform (CASPER), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. CASPER was founded in 1998 by Dr. Cathrine Himberg and consists of REAL teachers, parents, school administrators, and other stake holders concerned about quality physical education. Our mission is to challenge physical education programs to be a part of the solution to the problem of physical inactivity in our society. We advocate for quality physical education taught by REAL physical education teachers in order to help ALL students develop the skills, the knowledge, and the desire they need to become physically active now and for the rest of their lives.
The OrganWise Guys inc. – The OrganWise Guys is an evidence-based, standards-linked (in all 50 states) nutrition and physical activity online curriculum that is easy for teachers to use and is FUN for kids. The connection point is a cast of friendly characters (i.e., Hardy Heart, Sir Rebrum – the brain, Madame Muscle, etc.) that participate in everyday events and experiences to which kids relate. Their motto is, ‘We love who we live in, so please take care of us!’
Wellness Training Specialists – The Wellness Training Specialists Cadre provides state of the art, standards-based in-service training and technical assistance for physical education teachers, classroom teachers and school staff. All workshops are based on academic standards, best practices and tailored to meet the unique needs of each audience.
- PHIT America