Northern Westchester Hospital recognizes the value of a collaborative approach to school health and wellness. Our interactive, skills-based health education programs are offered free of charge, to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 (K – 12).
Developed by the President's Junior Leadership Council at NWH
What’s it all about?
The Better in Balance Campaign was created to get people talking – talking about food, fitness, heath, and body image. We hope to inspire people to make healthy food choices, lead active lifestyles, and feel confident in their own skin.
Bring Better in Balance to Your School or Community
Our unique and interactive lesson plans include discussions about the basics of healthy nutrition, the connection between a balanced diet and achieving goals, and extreme nature of dieting and its affect on our bodies. Our goal is to provide students with a fun, positive, and memorable experience, to encourage positive body image, nutritious food choices, and leading healthy lifestyles.
For information about scheduling a Better in Balance Program, or other programs listed below, please contact Maria Simonetti, Director, Community Health Education & Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learn to cook better in balance. Search for recipes here: http://nwhc.net/wellness-and-prevention/recipes
- Keep yourself up-to-date about being better in balance: http://nwhc.net/blog/category/nutrition/
- For more information about overall health and wellness, check out NWH’s Wellness and Prevention offerings: http://nwhc.net/wellness-and-prevention
Other School-Based Education Programs
Our programs concentrate on helping young people acquire the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and become healthy, productive individuals.
School age programs and resources address the following topics:
- Hand Washing – Spread the Word Not the Germs!
- Healthy Living – Nutrition & Fitness
- Kids in the Kitchen – Cooking for Fun, Cooking for Health!
- Staying Safe – Learning about Emergencies, First Aid & Injuries
- Tobacco Prevention – Smoking Stinks!
- Helping Teenagers with Stress
- Adolescent Health – The Impact of Alcohol & Underage Drinking
- The ABCs of Healthy Relationships
- Better in Balance – The basics of leading a balanced, healthy lifestyle
Instructions and teaching materials are also available for loan.
For more information, please contact Maria Simonetti, Director, Community Health Education & Outreach, email@example.com
Just as the NWH President’s Council meets periodically with NWH President & CEO, Joel Seligman, to help identify needs in the community, the President’s Junior Leadership Council works to promote health and wellness among youth.
The President’s Junior Leadership Council (PJLC) is committed to improving the health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults in Northern Westchester. Council members are liaisons between the hospital and their schools and serve as ambassadors to the community conducting outreach, prevention and wellness programs. Students are empowered to develop projects that are meaningful to them. These projects allow them to work collaboratively to design and produce original programs and materials.
This select group of teens also has the opportunity to meet and interact with hospital personnel, explore career opportunities in health and medicine, and gain skills to help prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities they will face as college students and beyond.
Apply to the PJLC
The PJLC accepts applications from students attending a high school in northern Westchester County during an annual enrollment period. Please check back in September 2017 for information about applying to the Council.
Questions? Please contact Amy Rosenfeld, Community Health, Education & Outreach