Health Smart Curiculum

Longwood student’s in grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade receive thirty to forty minutes of Health a week. The Health Smart Program was developed in conjunction with the Suffolk County Health Department and Eastern Suffolk BOCES. It is designed to improve the quality of students’ lives. Most importantly, it provides student’s with a framework they can use to make healthy choices into their adolescent years and beyond.

Unit 1 Personal and Family Health

In this unit, children learn to identify and seek help for troublesome feelings; protect themselves and others from bullying; resolve conflicts peacefully; develop respect for their bodies; practice behaviors that prevent the spread of diseases.

Unit 2 Safety & Injury Protection

In this unit, children learn to stay safe as passengers and pedestrians; practice fire safety procedures; follow rules for being safe around water or on a bicycle; examine media messages around violence; prevent bullying and school fights; assess personal risks and advocate for safe behaviors.

Unit 3 Nutrition and Physical Activity

In this unit, children will be able to understand the body’s food and activity needs; value eating breakfast and drinking plenty of water; follow guidelines for healthy eating and physical activity; set nutrition and physical activity goals; assess, adjust and self-manage daily physical activity and eating routines.

Unit 4 Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

In this unit, children examine why people start smoking ; avoid secondhand smoke; understand the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; say NO to pressure to use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, establish support from family and peers to remain drug free.

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