Messaging while driving—whether sending a text, commenting on a photo, or connecting with friends via an app—is dangerous. Even though 94% of Americans recognize it’s dangerous to send a text while driving, and 91% recognize it’s dangerous to read one, many people still do it.To address the disconnect between awareness and behavior, our campaign addresses the fact that people are personally engaging in a behavior that they know is dangerous. The campaign reminds drivers from 16 to 34 that no one is special enough to message while driving.
Prescription drugs are often strong medications, which is why they require a prescription from a doctor or dentist. Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem because misuse can lead to addiction and even overdose deaths.
This resource is informational material written for teen students.
This unit focuses on analyzing food labels and understanding nutrition facts. This unit includes several printables and a link to an interactive VENN diagram. It is recommended that seven 50 minute sessions be utilized to complete this unit.
There are options for people with intellectual disabilities to live on their own. Assisted living programs help connect adults to housing in the community and assist them in skill building to promote independence. Cori Piels describes her transition and goals for living on her own. This video can be played during a lesson on promoting independent living and how to demonstrate healthy practices.
Learn about Healthy Highway, a program to help people make healthy choices about nutrition. It uses simple graphics and concepts to explain options, such as traffic signs to explain how to make good nutrition choices. The program has been used by schools and Special Olympics.
Sydney Mazik (age 12, Ohio) talks about her love of cooking and how two healthy foods that her family eats inspired her Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Spaghetti Squash Asparagus Pie, in this video from WGBH. She created her dish to spread awareness about spaghetti squash, which she says is a vegetable most people don’t know about. This video can be played during a lesson on healthy practices.
This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the explanation of how exercise improves brain health and function.
What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Want to get in shape? Don’t let out-dated advice hold you back. Too many teens (and adults) still believe hand-me-down advice that’s been repeated over and over but never proved by science. In this article, two fitness pros help you separate exercise fact from fiction.
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Most kids (and most adults) understand the need to make healthy food choices, get enough sleep, or participate in physical activity regularly. But people do not always base their actions on what they know. One of the challenges of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to help people translate health information into action.
In this activity, students review the components of the Energy Equation: Food + Sleep + Physical Activity = Energy. They think about the barriers to and benefits of acting on each component of the equation. Finally, students develop a plan for putting their health knowledge into practice.
This learning activity from Wonderopolis combines interactive resources to answer these questions:
A combination of interactive text, audio, video, vocabulary, checks for understanding, and extension activities explain the big ideas of healthy choices. This resource provides an easy to understand explanation supporting the importance of choosing to participate in regular exercise.