School Health Programs

Health and feeling good are important factors in children's ability to live up to their potential. FHN's school health programs provide students with tools they need to grow up to be productive, responsible and intelligent adults. The programs are informative, fun and best of all - FREE! Please contact us about how to make these classes part of your school-year curriculum.

Programs presented in the classroom by an FHN Community Health Educator:


Kindergarten

  • Germs Away: This half-hour program shows children what germs are and how they spread. In addition, the program shows children the importance of washing their hands. An interactive hand-washing activity accompanies the program which allows the children to see how well they washed the special light-sensitive dye off their hands. At the end of the program, each child receives an activity book.

Grades 1 - 3

  • Germs Away (see description above)
  • Be Smart About Poisons: This half-hour program teaches the importance of poison prevention and education along with safety tips on how to be poison smart.
  • Brush Up: This half-hour program emphasizes the importance of dental hygiene.

Grades 4 - 6

  • Learn to Care: This 50-minute slide presentation emphasizes drug/alcohol awareness and peer pressure. (4th grade: Call Denise Mutchler at 815-599-6105 to schedule.)
  • Don't Start: This half-hour smoking prevention program uses pig lungs to demonstrate the negative effects of tobacco on the human body.

Grades 7 - 12

  • Dare to Care: This 50-minute drunk driving prevention program uses a graphic slide show which contains true stories and pictures of those choosing to drink and drive and the consequences of their behaviors. (9th grade: Call Denise Mutchler at 815-599-6105 to schedule.)

Programs available to teachers to use in their classrooms:

  • How Your Heart Works: This program teaches the students that the heart is a muscle. The students will also recognize that each beat of the heart is a pumping action. Students will understand how exercise and healthy eating keep the heart strong and healthy. Recommended for grades 1 - 3.
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  • Food, Fun And Fitness: This program emphasizes the importance and benefits of healthy eating and shows how different food groups help the body. The children are introduced to proteins, vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates and water, and taught how each one helps our bodies become strong and healthy. Recommended for grades 1 - 3.
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  • First Aid Basics: This half-hour program reviews poison safety, shows children how to control bleeding, and tells them what to do in case of an emergency. The program is designed for middle school children who will not be monitored as closely by their parents. The program will teach them to think about what they are about to ingest by showing them blue window washing fluid that might be mistaken for a sports drink and prescription pills that might look like candy. Recommended for grades 4 - 6.
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Cost: Free
Referral Needed? No
Contact: FHN Marketing
Phone Number: 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346), ext. 901