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May 18th, 2013
|Registered Active Yukon Schools are committed to developing healthy and active school communities. Ideas are sometimes needed when forming appropriate active programs for our children. Active Yukon Schools has over 40 resources available for use in building a program. Some of the resources are available to registered schools for a two-week loan out period; other resources are available to keep. All resources are available without charge to registered Active Yukon Schools.|
Resources are grouped as: "Books/Guides/Manuals", "Kits", "Posters", or "Videos/DVDs".
RPAY also has numerous brochures and pamphlets on a variety of active living and physical activity topics, such as the Health Canada Physical Activity Guide series.
Link to a PDF of the resource listing here.
To sign out or obtain a resource contact RPAY by phone at: (867) 668 – 2328
by fax at: (867) 668 – 2455
by e-mail at:email@example.com
RPAY has gathered a number of useful resources on diabetes awareness, education and prevention geared towards different audiences - students, adults, First Nations etc. Most of these are available for loan out to teachers and health educators. Some of the resources mentioned here are web-based and can be viewed, printed or obtained directly from the source. Resources are divided into three categories:
Curriculum Resources - these are resources that have been designed to be incorporated into school curriculum. These resources can often meet needs of programs such as CAPP, Home Economics, Science, etc. Resources include lesson plans and, in most cases, all required materials.
Teaching resources - these resources have been designed to enable facilitators, leaders, teachers, public health educators, etc. to deliver workshops and short lessons related to healthy living. In most cases, these resources include lesson plans and required materials.
Other - these "stand alone" resources can be used across a wide range of applications.
Healthy Eating Resources for Yukon Schools
With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, RPAY is offering teachers healthy eating resources as well as training and support by a registered dietitian. All programs are designed to help kids between grades K to 8 build and maintain healthy habits with diabetes prevention in mind. This program is in its first year as a pilot project and is currently being evaluated for its usefulness in the Yukon. BC teachers pay approximately $20-$40 for these resources, and RPAY is offering them for free this year. Call 668-3010 to get your copy of the brochure, or download a PDF version here or by clicking on the image.
Mission Nutrition serves to engage students in healthy eating, active living and positive self-esteem. The resources are available in 'hard-copy'; but can also be viewed and dowloaded from the web here or by clicking on the image. RPAY has three curriculum booklets available - K/Grade 1; Grades2/3; and Grades 4/5.
Supplementary resources available from RPAY and Dieticians of Canada:
"Eat Well, Play Well" - tips on how to provide children with healthy food choices.
"'Cool' Lunch Guide" - lunch planning tool with menu ideas.
Touchwood Agency Tribal Council
Lesson plans developed by a type 1 diabetic and retired Saskatchewan schoolteacher for grades K-12. This curriculum came with letters of support and has a First Nations Focus. Additional copies of the teacher's manual can be bought at a 1/3 of the first manual's price. Each additional copy would be $125.00.
Click here to view supplementary resources available.
Sandy Lake First Nation - School Diabetes Prevention Project
This resource comprises two binders of curriculum material (one for grade 3; one for grade 4) and a "Grocery store Tour" manual developed by the Sandy Lake First Nation of Ontario. The grade 3 material is organized into 9 Units/17 lessons, while the grade 4 curriculum is arranged as 16 Lessons over 8 Units. This material can be borrowed from RPAY.
Long Live Kids
This set of two DVDs was produced by the Concerned Children's Advertisers. It includes "Long Live Kids" and "TV and Me" - both of which combine public service messages with an educational program to help children achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Both programs are also available on a single video. CD Rom is available in French. Also includes a binder with lesson plans for children in grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-9 (available in english only).
Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation
This manual contains 21 lesson plans designed for children 6-11 years old, and includes recipes and nutrition activities. Kids in the Kitchen was produced by a handful of community nutritionists in Winnipeg and is based in part on knowledge gained during two Kids’
Cooking Clubs, one community-based, the other an after-school program. Click on the image to print a copy of this guide.
Supplementary "kit" available from RPAY includes:
Copy of the manual, Canada Food Guide, food safety information, hackey sack, bandana/blindfold, 12 aprons, 6 measuring cup and spoon sets, 1 plastic sleeve, various spices, and food model cards.
Creating Terrific Teaching Tools:
Diabetes Prevention Through Nutrition Education
A resource kit inspired from Health Canada's "Creating Terrific Teaching Tools Manual" is available, which includes a manual, and some fun hands-on tools like foam blood vessels and play dough.
Restaurant Foods and Hidden Fats Tool
Kit includes various local restaurant nutrition information and tools for some hands-on activities.
Food Matters for Kids
Designed for grades 1-3, this leader guide encourages appreciation for diversity in people and food, wholesome foods, respect for the environment, and participation in active play. Also contains an excellent resource list, and a 1/2 day schedule and lesson plans.
Diabetes Health Curriculum Toolkit
The NWT Recreation and Parks Association developed this toolkit which provides information on diabetes and includes suggestions on how to deliver the information to youth in grades 5 or 6, ages 10 to 12. The manual contains 3 different lessons: "Keeping our body healthy", "Healthy lifestyles", and "Eating habits and taking control", as well as additional resources.
The Clipboard: Quality School Health
Put out by the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) this 8 page pamphlet on diabetes education includes 3 lesson plans geared towards grades 2-8.
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