The School Wellness Program assists schools in meeting their health
and wellness goals and in implementing their School Wellness Policy, as
required in some instances by the federal government. Resources include
classroom presentations to students and presentations to school staff
and/or parents on a variety of issues.
Some of the more commonly requested presentations include bullying, stress management, nutrition and physical activity.
In addition, the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent has
many hands-on activities that are available to schools. Examples of
- Glitterbug, which teaches students the proper way to wash their hands (especially popular during flu season!)
- The Heart Adventure Challenge Course, an obstacle course that
teaches students how blood flows through the heart and about heart
The School Wellness Program also assists schools in organizing health
fairs or safety fairs. There are approximately 150 schools who partner
with the School Wellness Program through Peyton Manning Children’s
Hospital at St.Vincent.
Contact Karen Terrell at (317) 338-2336 for additional information.