Help Us Heal Alabama


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HEAL

Healthy Eating
Active Living

-Transforming health culture in Alabama through education & practice of healthy lifestyle behaviors

THE METHOD

A comprehensive year-long curriculum taught in physical education classes that promote healthy behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity/exercise, sleep, self-worth and respect for others
The HEAL curriculum integrated in physical education, family and consumer sciences, and core health classes teaches students relevant wellness components and provides opportunity for practice.
A college credited curriculum taught in the core health class focusing on healthy behaviors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, and self-worth. Other campus-wide HEAL programs, such as Wellness Week and HEAL clubs, empower students to achieve optimal health in a University settings.
Community members can get HEAL certified and join the HEAL Unified Wellness Movement. HEAL for Employees, Faculty, and Staff Professional Development workshops available to educate and engage adult populations in schools and workplaces to join the HEAL way of life.

ENDORSEMENTS

  • HEAL is recognized by the Alabama State Departments of Public Healthand Education as satisfying 7 out of 10 federal wellness components, as well as surpassing state education standards. These agencies confirmed that “schools using HEAL have an advantage.
  • HEAL has partnered with Alabama’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is charged with promoting this impact health on academics and literacy.
  • HEAL teacher training qualifies as state professional development hours and continuing education units.
  • Walker County Community Foundation credits HEAL for helping move Walker County from 67th (last place) to 58th in Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings.

THE SOLUTION

HEAL curricula teaches and motivates children and adults to make healthy choices together.
HEAL provides tools and resources to support behaviors that prevent disease and improve health
The science of heart-rate and nutrient density allows ALL people, at any age to participate in the HEAL movement. HEAL provides adaptation for people with special needs and disabilities, as well as high performing athletes. HEAL includes EVERYONE.
HEAL provides solutions for helping families SUSTAIN and ENJOY healthy living, while saving TIME and MONEY. HEAL informs families of available resources that reinforce healthy living through collaborative partnerships with other health and literacy programs. HEAL naturally engages all sectors of society to unite on this single cause.

PROVEN RESULTS

A healthy lifestyle is the springboard to success in school and beyond. Extensive evidence indicates that healthy students perform better academically and adapt better socially

75%
of all students significantly improved their level of fitness.
57%
of overweight/obese students reduced their body mass index (BMI).
73%
of students reported improvements in emotional health (self-confidence, self-esteem, overall feeling healthier).
100%
reported sharing the HEAL information with others, such as parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends.