Working With Children
Winning With Asthma
Winning With Asthma is a 20-minute online program geared towards Physical Education teachers and coaches. The Program discusses asthma basics and what to do in case of an asthma attack. When someone completes the program, he or she receives a clipboard and additional asthma resources through the mail.
Open Airways for Schools
Open Airways is a program run through American Lung Association (ALA) that is designed for children ages 8-11 who have been diagnosed with asthma. Open Airways consists of six 40-minute lessons that help children learn to better manage their asthma.
Remember these three words: slip, slop, slap
- Slip on pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin from the sun
- Slop on some sunscreen - Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Put on sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Put more on every few hours, and always use more after swimming or sweating, even if it says "water resistant" or "sweat resistant." Also, use sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Slap on a hat - Look for hats with wide brims to protect your face from the sun.
Also, keep these tips in mind:
- Try to stay in the shade.
- Avoid being in the sun when the UV rays are strongest. This is usually between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daylight savings time.
- Check the UV index before going outside. This will help you know how strong the UV rays are.
- Schools are a place where young people can learn important sun safety lessons that can make a lifelong difference. Find out what you can do to Be Sun Smart.
Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge
Now more than ever, we all need some incentive to make physical activity and healthy eating a part of our daily routine, and the President’s Challenge is where you’ll get it. See how your school, family or community can get involved.
Governor's Golden Sneaker Awards program
The Governor's Office and The Utah State Office of Education sponsor the Golden Sneaker Awards program. Golden Sneaker is a fun and challenging program to get elementary students into better physical condition. It combines school and home activities where students earn points for participating. The more points a student earns, the higher level of award they will receive. It is free to participate in the program and students are recognized at the end of each school year for their efforts with one of the leveled certificates.
School Health Index
The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.
The SHI was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to identify strengths and weaknesses, improve student health, and promote health-enhancing behaviors and better health.
American Cancer Society – School Health Councils
A school health council (SHC), sometimes called a school health advisory council, is a group of individuals who represent both the school and the community. The group acts collectively to provide advice to the school system on aspects of the school health program. The American Cancer Society participated in the development of a helpful guide on the importance of SHC’s. Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Councils.