Blog Posts

Let’s Talk Communication: Why are communication skills important?

2021-04-15

Communication is the act of sharing information. This intricate process occurs in many different ways including both verbal and written (or typed) shared words. However, did you know that most of what we share with one a...

Let's talk bones: Why are our bones important?

2021-03-10

Without bones, our bodies would be a bit like Jell-O. The 206 bones that make up an adult skeleton help the body in many ways. For example, bones like the skull and vertebra help to protect inside body parts like the bra...

Let’s Talk Teeth: What Is Good Oral Health and Why Is It Important?

2020-12-22

Were you a child who lost their two front teeth at the same time? If so, you might have learned the hard way about the importance of teeth, as biting into anything can be challenging without your two front incisors. Not ...

Let’s talk senses: exploring the five senses

2020-12-22

As you pass through the entrance gate at a carnival, you can already smell funnel cake, hear laughter of children on the Ferris wheel, and see flashing lights of a nearby game. You feel your sibling’s hand grab your arm ...

What is health education?

2019-12-25

Health education builds and encourages students' knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about healthy lifestyle choices. Health education includes mental, emotional, physical and social health. Health education helps...

Teen dating violence awareness month: what should teens know about dating violence?

2020-02-01

What constitutes a date? Is it when two people are driven by their parents to go to movie consequently paid for by their parents? Could it be when a group of people go to dinner together? Who should pay for the date? At ...

Staying healthy over the holidays

2019-11-01

While most people consider the holidays the time between Thanksgiving and New Years, in my house it starts when I buy that first bag of Halloween candy. The harsh reality sets in when I pick the pumpkins from the garden ...

The Risks of Teen Vaping

2020-01-08

Teenagers and risk-taking often go hand-in-hand. The teenage brain is at a critical stage of human development that is somewhat wired to live-in-the-moment and do things just-for-attention or fun. The frontal cortex, res...

What are National Health Education Standards?

2020-11-30

The National Health Education Standards (NHES) were developed to establish, promote, and support health-enhancing behaviors for students in grades K- 12. NHES provides a framework for educators, administrators, and polic...

What is the Wellness Wheel?

2020-02-15

Everyone is busy and schedules can be hectic and exhausting. Finding a balance in everyday life can be difficult and even stressful at times. There are numerous websites, apps, fad diets, diet pills and list goes on for ...

Risk-taking behavior leads teenagers to use electronic cigarettes

2019-11-08

Teenagers and risk-taking often go hand-in-hand. The teenage brain is at a critical stage of human development that is somewhat wired to live-in-the-moment and do things just-for-attention or fun. The frontal cortex, res...