Health Education

  • Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Throughout the year we will discus how our class will play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns.




    Understanding the problem…

    According to government surveys, over 15% of children ages 6-11 in the United States are overweight or obese. The arteries of overweight children act like those of middle aged smokers, increasing the risk of an early heart attack or stroke. The damage can be reversed through a healthy diet and regular physical activity, but almost half of young children get no regular physical activity. As a Hanley International   Academy Health Educator, it is my job to make sure your child adapts a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent heart disease and other physical ailments caused from poor diet or lack of physical activity.


    Research tells us that information alone does not result in the establishment of healthy behaviors. Health instruction must also support children in developing and placing a high value on healthy behaviors.

    The National School Boards Association agrees that students need school health education, as does the New York State Board of Education. The Board believes that schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students and staff are not physically, mentally, and socially healthy!


    The mission of HBBA's Health Education Program is to provide appropriate instruction which maximizes an individual’s potential for developing and maintaining a healthy body, mind, and character. A quality health education program is fundamental for our students and it must support our students in developing and placing a high value on healthy behaviors. Our health education program provides students with a multitude of learning experiences. Students in Hanley’s health education program will…

    -          Acknowledge and appreciate diversity;

    -          Learn and appreciate the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles;

    -          Engage in healthy practices;

    -          Develop a thirst for learning;

    -          Encourage others to participate in physical activity and healthy lifestyles; and

    -          Exhibit strong morals, values, and character



    • Students will have all appropriate materials and supplies ready when health class begins.
    • Students will respect others, equipment, and furnishings in the classroom.
    • Students will follow directions the first time they are given.
    • Students will raise their hand if they have any questions or if they wish to get out of their seat.
    • Students will adjust voice levels to suit the class activity.
    • Absolutely no put downs! We will not make fun of anyone in class!

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