Kids for Health at a Glance
Washington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) in Fayetteville, AR, sponsors a health education program for young children. Organized around five major curriculum points, Kids for Health introduces a holistic view of health.
The lessons present the information in 30-minute sessions each week, at levels appropriate for kindergarten through third grade. Each year, students study the following units, building on knowledge from the previous grade:
1. My self
Self-esteem, interactions, stress, and communication
2. My body
Body systems: brain, heart, lung, digestion, muscle, and bone
3. My health
Nutrition and fitness
4. My choice
Hygiene, safety, and drugs
5. My world
Environmental health, consumerism, and orientation to health care
Also of interest:
• Washington Regional Medical Center employs 11 Kids for Health instructors.
• Since the 1995-96 school year, Kids for Health has been taught in 26 elementary schools in the Fayetteville area.
• Each week, the program reaches 8,500 public school children.