Infuse Health into Your Lesson Plans

A detailed description of the practice

Boost your impact on well-being by strengthening health promotion messaging in lessons/curriculum.

This practice:

is easy and quick to implement
is cost-efficient to put in place
is effective in promoting health and wellness among students
is well received by most students
is well received by teachers and school staff
is helping build and maintain a healthy school culture
will be used for years to come
reaches most students and families within a school
reaches the students and families who need it most
does not require additional funding
is sustainable over time given staff turnover, costs, training, etc.
is easily integrated into the curriculum (Program of Studies)

But this practice:

requires extensive planning
requires additional staff time
requires support or partnerships from outside the school

Examples of specific activities

Assignments to write about things students were grateful for

Promote healthy screen time

Music and movement lessons and activities

Share resources to get students moving

More from the stakeholders from the education and health sectors about this practice

This health promotion practice could certainly be [cost-effective], as long as teachers [have] reliable and easy to use resources and can take time off for training.
This practice might be well received by most students as long as there is a positive teacher-student relationship and lessons are engaging, user-friendly, interactive and easy to access.