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Program Descriptions

When your school becomes a member of Atlantic Healthy Schools, you can choose programs from the following list.  For more information on how to become a member, please call 973-971-7247. 

Please note that some programs are available only in certain counties.

Healthy Eating (grades 1-12)

Grade 1 – Fun with Food Groups

This interactive presentation explains why it is important to eat a variety of food from each of the five food groups. Take-home materials are provided. (30 minutes)

Grade 2 – “Sometimes” Foods and “Switcheroos”

Students explore the concept of “sometimes” snack foods and learn to think of healthier “switcheroos” they can eat instead. Take-home materials are provided. (30 minutes)

Grade 3 – How Much Should I Eat?

Through interactive and engaging activities, students will learn about portion control and why they need to eat a variety of healthy foods. Take-home materials are provided. (30 minutes)

Grade 4 – Strong Muscles, Sturdy Bones, Healthy Bodies

Students will learn the importance of eating healthy to develop strong muscles and sturdy bones. Take-home materials are provided. (30 minutes)

Healthy Lifestyles (grades pre-K through 6th grade)

Grade Pre-Kindergarten through Kindergarten - Bright Smiles

This interactive dental health program teaches children about brushing, flossing, the importance of regular dental check-ups and eating healthy. (30 minutes; available to schools in Morris County only)

Grade K-1 – Scrubby Bear

Interactive classroom presentation with “Scrubby Bear” who teaches the children about germs and why it is important for them to wash their hands. (30 minutes)

Grade 2-3 – Germ Busters

Interactive classroom presentation that describes what germs are, where they live, how they get into our bodies and why it’s important to wash our hands. (30 minutes)

Grades 4 or 5 – Tar Wars

This interactive tobacco-free education program gets children thinking and talking about the short-term health effects and consequences of tobacco use. (40 minutes)

Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyles (teens and young adults)

Sports Health Seminar Topics

Atlantic Sports Health offers sports-elated seminars that can be geared toward the student athlete, parent, teacher, coach and school medical professionals. Topics include: sport concussions, common overuse injuries, pre-participation physical exams, burn out, fracture care, nutrition and hydration, skin checks, prevention and performance testing, and medical issues related to return to play.
(1 hour, presented by Atlantic Sports Health)

Effects of Sun Exposure

Students will learn how to protect themselves from the harmful effects of UV light associated with sun exposure and the use of tanning booths. Students will receive educational information and will also be able to see the damaging effects of sun exposure on their own skin by looking into our Dermaview machine. (Interactive exhibit during lunch periods)

Concussion Trends: Recognition and Management

Whether it’s the result of a sports activity, car accident or fall, a concussion is a serious head injury that could have long-term side effects. This presentation addresses current trends in diagnosing, treating and managing concussions.
(1 hour, presented by the Center for Concussion Care and Physical Rehabilitation at Overlook Medical Center)

Helping Teens Avoid a Dating Abuse "Yellow Card"

A Jersey Battered Women’s Services program for athletes that complements the No2DatingAbuse program offered in middle and high school health classes. Athletes learn the warning signs, ways to discourage abuse, and how to be "upstanders”.  Morris County only program. (45 minutes – Jersey Battered Women's Service)

Mental Health First Aid

This training is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course teaches about the potential risk factors of mental illness, how to recognize signs and symptoms, and a “5 Step Action Plan” to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. (This 8-hour class can be offered in either one- or two-day sessions.)

Pediatric Lectures

Throughout the year programs will be offered for parents, school nurses and teachers on various pediatric-related topics. Programs can be customized to meet the needs of your parent or professional group. (Email us with your program request. Presented by Goryeb Children’s Hospital.)

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® after school program is a 7-hour hands-on, interactive babysitting training program for girls and boys ages 11-14 offered in two 3-1/2 hour sessions. Sussex County only program. For more information call 973-579-8340.

Share the Keys

Interactive orientation for teens and parents designed to reduce teen driver crash risk by increasing parental involvement. The NJ Graduated Driver License Law is explained and best practices are provided to take the novice teen driver through the process of becoming an experienced driver. (1 hour, presented by Safe Kids Northern New Jersey)

Synthetic and Designer Drugs- What You Should Know

Substance abuse education is critical in guiding teens and young adults to make healthy choices and avoid drug abuse. This interactive classroom presentation will help teens and young adults understand the effects synthetic and designer drugs have on the brain.  (45 minute classroom presentation, presented by

Developed to complement this awarding-winning website, the Supplemental Materials for Educators enhance classroom curriculum by providing additional information, discussion questions and resources on topics, such as alcohol, dating violence, depression, smoking and STDs. (Available online at Presented by Goryeb Children’s Hospital)

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