Image: From BC Dairy Passport to Healthy Living resource package.
Staying healthy looms large in people's minds right now. Between the very real worries students have around COVID and the mental health concerns surrounding the isolation we've been facing with so many restrictions on our usual behaviours in place, addressing the need to encourage our students to prioritize increased health and well-being is important.
We would encourage teachers to take some time to brainstorm with students regarding how they can help live healthy lives. Just seeing all the things that can (still) be done can help students feel a sense of empowerment over what sometimes feels like an overwhelming situation well outside their ability to control.
At our Fall Conference on October 23rd, BC Dairy is running a workshop called Passport to Healthy Living (D06), which provides a cross-curricular unit that challenges students in grades 4-7 to explore healthy living and plan an activity that integrates physical activity, nutrition and environmental awareness. It's a great place to start to take a deeper look at helping your students towards healthy living.
Conference registration continues at https://mypita.ourconference.ca/index.php