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Schools & Child Care

Health Unit Initiatives

Healthy Schools Initiatives

We encourage all schools to use a comprehensive “Healthy Schools” approach when planning health and well-being activities. Learn more about:

SMDHU’s Healthy Schools Approach

Ophea Healthy Schools Certification

We also have several health unit initiatives that can be incorporated into your Healthy Schools action plan.

Health Unit Initiatives

We are gradually resuming some of the school-based initiatives that were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic and are exploring new initiatives to offer in the future. Please check back often for an updated list:

Alex the Alligator  (oral health)

Developmental Assets and Developmental Relationships

GlitterBug Kit (hand hygiene)

Healthy Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (Healthy P.A.L.S.)

R.A.C.E. Against Drugs (drug awareness)

Not an Experiment (vaping prevention)

Truth and Consequences  (drug and alcohol awareness)

    You're the Chef (food and nutrition)

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