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The Byrnes Health Education Center is a valuable community resource that supports our district’s mission to “provide educational opportunities through which ALL students can strive to achieve their full potential.” The center’s high quality health education programs enrich our students’ educational experiences and encourage them to make healthy choices that will help them succeed in school and in life.

Dr. Michael Snell

Superintendent

Central York School District

National Health Observances

National Health Observances are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.  The Byrnes Health Education Center’s extensive offering of programs across five subject areas (nutrition & fitness, substance abuse, human growth & development, general health, character education & behavioral health) match well with many of these national observances throughout the year.

Below you will find a list of some of the major National Health Observances, and programs that match that Observance.  So whether your classroom or school is planning a large event around an Observance or you simply want to provide your students or organization with a fun, dynamic educational experience in celebration of an upcoming Observance, we have mapped out our programs for you.

To learn more about any of our programs or to schedule a program, please call the Byrnes Health Education Center at 717.848.3064 or email Jamie Reisinger, Director of Education Services, at jreisinger@byrneshec.org.

September

Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month

Theater Programs
Extreme Makeover: Body Edition (Grades 9-12)
Fat: What’s Up With That? (Grades 6-8)
Fueling My Special Body (Grades 2-3)
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)

Outreach Programs
Fuel for Thought (Grades 4-6)
Way to Grow (Grades 2-3)

Adult Education
The T.E.N. Program
Eating on the Run

Webcasting
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Theater Programs
Extreme Makeover: Body Edition (Grades 9-12)
Fat: What’s Up With That? (Grades 6-8)
Fueling My Special Body (Grades 2-3)
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)

Outreach Programs
Fuel for Thought (Grades 4-6)
Let’s Get Physical (Grades 4-6)
Sugar Shockers (Grades 9-12)
Way to Grow (Grades 2-3)

Webcasting
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

World Heart Day: September 26th, 2016

Theater Programs
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

Adult Education
Braveheart
Jumpstart Your Heart

Webcasting
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

 

October

National Bullying Prevention Month

Theater Programs
Bullying Hurts (Grades 1-3)

Outreach Programs
5 Men Up (Grades 6-8)
In Her Shoes (Grades 6-8)
True Colors: A Celebration (Grades 3-5)
True Colors:  I’m Special (Grades K-2)
True Colors: You Make a Difference (Grades 3-5)

Adult Education
Bullying: In-Service
I Got Your Back

Webcasting
5 Men Up (Grades 6-8)
In Her Shoes (Grades 6-8)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2nd-8th, 2016)

Outreach Programs
Breaking the Silence (Grades 4-5)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 6-8)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 9-12)

National Health Education Week (October 17th-21st, 2016)
This is an excellent opportunity to schedule any of our health education programming!

Red Ribbon Week for Teen Drug Prevention (October 23rd-31st, 2016)

Theater Programs
Drugs: Dilemmas & Decisions (Grades 9-12)
Drugs: What’s the Big Deal? (Grades 6-8)

Outreach Programs
Be Smart, Don’t Start (Grades K-2)
Drugsmart (Grades 3-5)
Heroin: The Wakeup Call (Grades 7-12)
No Butts About It (Grades 6-8)

 

November

Great American Smokeout (November 19th, 2016)

Theater Programs
Huffn’ ‘N’ Puffin’ (Grades 4-5)

Outreach Programs
No Butts About It (Grades 6-8)

 

December

World AIDS Day (December 1st, 2016)

Theater Programs
AIDS & the Immune System (Grades 8-12)
AIDS: What Kids Need to Know (Grades 4-7)

Outreach Programs
Risky Business (Grades 8-12)
Talkin’ ‘Bout HIV/Aids (Grades 4-7)

Adult Education
AIDS 101

Webcasting
AIDS & the Immune System (Grades 8-12)
AIDS: What Kids Need to Know (Grades 4-7)

National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 4th-10th, 2016)

Theater Programs
Bacteria Busters (Grades 1-3)

January

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (dates TBA)

Theater Programs
Drugs: Dilemmas & Decisions (Grades 9-12)
Drugs: What’s the Big Deal? (Grades 6-8)
Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin (Grades 4-5)
Organ Tales (Grades 2-3)

Outreach Programs
Be Smart, Don’t Start (Grades K-2)
Drugsmart (Grades 3-5)
Heroin: The Wakeup Call (Grades 7-12)
No Butts About It (Grades 6-8)

Adult Education
Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
Drugs 101: What Teachers Need to Know
Heroin: The Wakeup Call

Webcasting
Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’ (Grades 4-5)
Organ Tales (Grades 2-3)

 

February

American Heart Month

Theater Programs
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

Adult Education
Jumpstart Your Heart
Braveheart
What’s the Over/Under and Up

Webcasting
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

Children’s Dental Health Month

Theater Programs
Decay? No Way! (Grades 1-3)
Tuff Tooth (Pre-K and K)

Outreach Programs
Great Whites (Grades K-3)
Mighty Mouth (Grades 4-6)

Webcasting
Decay? No Way! (Grades 1-3)

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Outreach Programs
The Dating Game (Grades 7-12)
Flirting or Hurting (Grades 6-8)

 

March

National Nutrition Month

Theater Programs
Extreme Makeover: Body Edition (Grades 9-12)
Fat: What’s Up With That? (Grades 6-8)
Fueling My Special Body (Grades 2-3)
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)

Outreach Programs
Fuel for Thought (Grades 4-6)
Way to Grow (Grades 2-3)

Adult Education
Eating on the Run
Sugar Shockers
Super Smart Shopper
The T.E.N. Program

Webcasting
Just Fueling Around (Grades 4-6)

National Poison Prevention Week (Dates TBA)

Theater Programs
Safety First (Pre-K and K)

 

April

National Distracted Driving Month

Outreach Programs
Driven 2 Distraction (Grades 9-12)

Adult Education
Driven 2 Distraction

Alcohol Awareness Month

Theater Programs
Drugs: Dilemmas and Decisions (Grades 9-12)
Organ Tales (Grades 2-3)

Outreach Programs
Be Smart, Don’t Start (Grades K-12)

Adult Education
Drugs 101

National Youth AIDS and HIV Awareness Day (date TBA)

Theater Programs
AIDS & The Immune System (Grades 8-12)
AIDS: What Kids Need to Know (Grades 4-7)

Outreach Programs
Risky Business (Grades 8-12)
Talkin’ Bout HIV/AIDS (Grades 4-7)

Adult Education
AIDS 101

Webcasting
AIDS & The Immune System (Grades 8-12)
AIDS: What Kinds Need to Know (Grades 4-7)

STI Awareness Month

Theater Programs
Life Begins (Grades 8-12)

Youth Violence Prevention Week

Theater Programs
Bullying Hurts (Grades 1-3)

Outreach Programs
5 Men Up (Grades 6-8)
The Dating Game (Grades 7-12)
Flirting or Hurting (Grades 6-8)
In Her Shoes (Grades 6-8)
True Colors: A Celebration (Grades 3-5)
True Colors: I’m Special (Grades K-12)
True Colors: You Make a Difference (Grades 3-5)

World Health Day (date TBA)
A great day to schedule any of our programs.

Every Kid Healthy Week (date TBA)
This week is a great opportunity to schedule any of our youth education programs.

 

May

Mental Health Month

Outreach Programs
Breaking the Silence (Grades 4-5)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 6-8)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 9-12)

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Theater Programs
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

Outreach Programs
Let’s Get Physical (Grades 4-6)

Webcasting
Healthy Hearts (Grades 4-6)

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Theater Programs
Life Begins (Grades 9-12)

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (date TBA)

Outreach Programs
Breaking the Silence (Grades 4-5)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 6-8)
Breaking the Silence (Grades 9-12)

Hand Hygiene Day (date TBA)

Theater Programs
Bacteria Busters (Grades 1-3)

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

Adult Education
Any of our Adult Programs would be a great fit to celebrate this national health observance!

National Safety Month

Theater Programs
Safety First (Pre-K and K)

 

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