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    What is a Healthy School?
    August 25, 2016  /  General, Healthy Schools  /  No Comment

    Schools play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of children and young people. Healthy Schools enables and supports schools to plan and implement health and well-being improvements for their children and young people A healthy school promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equips pupils and staff with the understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. Pupils flourish …

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    No Meat Mondays
    August 25, 2016  /  Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    No Meat Mondays is all about helping people to have one day a week free of meat, but this does not necessarily have to be a Monday!! Start experimenting with flavours and vegetables and discover that they can create exciting colourful meals without always relying on meat. There are dozens of reasons why going meat-free, even for just one day a week is better for you and the environment – …

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    Register your School today
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Schools  /  No Comment

    Welcome to the City of Johannesburg’s Healthy Lifestyle Schools Programme. It’s a totally free, fact-filled resource for South African schools. The programme helps create a healthier school environments and encourages educators and learners to live healthier lives. All you need to do is register, complete activities in the Healthy Lifestyle Schools Programme, a programme that assesses the health of your educators, learners and school and rewards you for improving it. …

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    The Role of a Champion
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Schools  /  No Comment

    The COJ Healthy Schools Lifestyle programme requires competing schools to appoint a teacher who is passionate about kids’ health can enroll to be a champion. Your schools champion will then attend training, free of charge. The Vitality Healthy Schools Teacher’s Course will help ensure our kids, the future of this country, become healthier. The course focusses on creating healthier school environments as well as showing you how to use the …

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    Educational Tools
    June 14, 2016  /  General, Healthy Schools  /  No Comment

    Help learners get the most out of your Physical Education lessons and coaching sessions by downloading and using the lesson plans and coaching manuals. You also have access to educational posters for your tuck shop and playground. This is your healthy school toolbox. It’s packed with everything you need to teach kids how to get moving and make healthy lifestyle choices. Take your pick from Lesson Plans and Coaching Manuals …

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    Lesson Plans
    June 20, 2016  /  General, Healthy Schools  /  No Comment

    Whatever health or activity class you teach, there’s a tool right here to make it quicker and easier. You’ll find curriculum-aligned Lesson Plans on Physical Education and nutrition, Physical Activity Skills Manuals for teaching primary school kids and handy Information Guides for educators and Champions at your school. Download them now.

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    The Role of a Wellness Warrior
    June 20, 2016  /  General, Wellness Warriors  /  No Comment

    Wellness Warriors are contracted youth assigned to assist the champions with achieving their weekly goals. The role of the Wellness Warriors is to complete the following activities: Weekly Performance and Resource evaluations Manage learner tags to ensure scanning Demonstrate correct activities techniques at tracks Identify further activity opportunities Develop educational posters Motivate learners Escalate issues Complete journals.

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    What Motivates Kids?
    June 20, 2016  /  General, Wellness Warriors  /  No Comment

    So there’s a lot to gain from regular physical activity, but how do you encourage kids to do it? The three keys are: Choosing the right activities for a child’s age: If you don’t, the child may be bored or frustrated. Giving kids plenty of opportunity to be active: Kids need parents to make activity easy by providing equipment and taking them to playgrounds and other active spots. Keeping the focus on …

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    Four Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast
    June 20, 2016  /  General, Healthy Choices  /  No Comment

    Chances are you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you’re rushing around in the morning, trying to get ready for school, sitting down to a balanced breakfast can get pushed to the bottom of the priority list. There are four good reasons, however, to eat a morning meal as part of your overall healthy lifestyle. Weight Control When you are trying to lose or …

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    Achieving your Blue Tier Status
    June 14, 2016  /  General, The Way to Rewards  /  No Comment