Those of you who know me, know that I come from a farming background, which includes a family orchard. (I guess if you didn't know that before, you do now...) When I see something about an apple, it catches my eye. So, when I saw the "An Apple a Day" video that was made for Health Teacher, well, it got me on both the "apple" level and the "educator" level. There was no other choice than to click on it. I'm glad I did, and I think you will enjoy this, too. Click play, and then join me again after you've had a chance to watch. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Did you like that as much as I did? Sure, I wish there was a specific shout out to family and consumer sciences education, because I know FCS educators are working hard to help students learn about healthy choices, nutrition, fitness, and lifetime wellness. Many of you who read this blog teach health education in your schools. You are on the front lines of this issue. Are you treating health education as an essential skill? A 21st century skill? "The future belongs to the healthy youth" line in this poem pretty much sums that up - the future doesn't mean much if we're not healthy to enjoy it.
What are your FCCLA chapter members doing to help their peers develop healthy habits? Are they implementing Student Body projects? Are they addressing their own health habits through Power of One? Is this on their radar? Or is this only something for health class?
At the Missouri Access FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference, health education and the Student Body program will be part of the agenda for the students signed up for the Chapters in Action conference track. When those chapters leave the conference, they should each have worked on a plan to implement a Student Body project in their school or community.
I'd love to hear what your school, department, or FCCLA chapter is doing in this area. We look forward to your comments!