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The Healthy Classrooms Foundation strives to make a positive difference in the health of the next generation, by promoting and fostering sustainable projects that increase public health practices in the classroom.
Often, public health education is underemphasized in our classrooms, despite its overwhelming positive impact on not only test scores and educational outcomes, but also a child's well-being, happiness, and self-esteem. It is with these concerns at heart and in mind that we wish to directly support changes in the classroom and school level, that focus on issues such as combating childhood obesity, encouraging effective sexuality education, and promoting environmental responsibility for the future.
The Foundation hosts an annual symposium and provides grants and scholarships to encourage and support the development of sustainable projects that promote healthy lifestyles and make classrooms a healthier place to learn.
Healthy Classrooms Symposium
Each year Healthy Classrooms organizes a symposium that brings together teachers, parents, principals, physicians and community members to discuss the effects of public health issues on children in the classroom. The symposium addresses topics including:
- The treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
- Sexuality education
- Childhood obesity and enhancing nutrition in schools
- Providing health insurance