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Curriculum Links by Health Topic

Bullying Prevention

  • Prevnet – Tip sheets and resources for teachers

Dental Health

Gender and Sexual Orientation

  • Egale Canada Human Rights Trust – National Lesbian, Gay, Bixsexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer organization advancing equality, diversity, education and justice
  • Pflag Canada – Information and support on issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression

Mental Health

Nutrition

  • Bright Bites – At this site, access tools and resources that help students develop a balanced approach to healthy eating. The activities in Bright Bites are designed to engage students in transforming the culture of nutrition in the school and have a positive impact on students’ physical and mental well-being.
    • Sip Smart!™ Ontario Teacher Resource Guide – This interactive classroom-based program aims to encourage children and youth to make water their beverage of choice. It provides students in grades 3 to 7 with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthier beverage choices. The lessons reflect prescribed learning outcomes for the Health and Physical Education curriculum for grades 3 to 7 and fit well into the Foundations for a Healthy School model from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Canada’s Food Guide – This link takes you to healthy eating resources related to Canada’s Food Guide including recipes, information on healthy eating at school, snacks, meal planning, and food choices and the environment.
  • Nutrition Connections – A hub of tools and resources on food literacy, nutrition and healthy eating.
  • Unlock Food – Information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools. It also has resources on cooking, shopping and meal planning.

Physical Activity

Puberty

Always Changing – School-based puberty education and healthy, active living program for students in grades 5 through 8

Relationships

  • Healthy Relationships Menu of Services – Created by Perth’s Stop Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee. Provides local youth-oriented dating abuse programs, education, and supports for school personnel. For a copy, call Health Line at 519-271-7600 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 267.

Reproductive Health

These Best Start booklets for adults and teens will guide them through six topic areas, providing them with facts and referrals, and the opportunity to respond to a series of questions that will help them to make healthy decisions, set goals and plan for their future. Topics include: physical health, mental health, reproductive health, relationships, family health history and their future.

Adult – My Life My Plan:

Teen – My Life My Plan:

Sexual Health

Sun Safety

Tobacco

  • Catch My Breath Curriculum – A program that will help students build knowledge and skills to resist media influences and peer pressure to try e-cigarettes. It was designed to be delivered by teachers, nurses, or school counsellors, in the area of health education, tobacco education, physical education, or science (grades 6 to 12)
  • Discovery Education – Lesson plan for high school students that highlights the dangers of smoking, factors that influence decisions, tobacco adverting strategies, and more
  • Ontario Lung Association – Talking About…Series – Educational resource addressing cannabis, tobacco, vaping, and water pipes. The series includes a set of activity guides, one for each topic, to help facilitate critical discussion with students (grades 7 to 12) in a fun and informative manner
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Association – Ideas for Action – Action guide with collection of activities to create a smoke-free school and support tobacco prevention efforts (scroll down to Ideas for Action link)
  • Region of Peel – Smoking Isn’t Cool – Helps educators teach smoking prevention and the harmful effects of smoking to students in Kindergarten to grade 5
  • Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit – Modules that provide education and information on e-cigarettes, and the harms associated with use (grades 6 to 12)