Kr wvsd keynote oct 21 2011


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  • Description of difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist
  • Promoting Health in Schools from Evidence to Action (2010) – International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)Actively promoting health in schools can improve both educational and health outcomesStudents who feel good about their school and who are connected to significant adults are less likely to be involved in high risk behaviours
  • the relationship between mental health, healthy eating, physical activity and heart disease, diabetes, bone health, back pain, stress and connection with people and community
  • Kelty Resource Centre, Canadian Mental Health
  • Percentage reporting that they consumed fruit and vegetables at least five times daily, by sex, household population aged 12 or older, Canada, 2001 to 2010 4-8 years 5, 9-13 years 6, 14-18 year female 7, 14-18 year male 8, 19-50 year female 7-8, 19-50 year male 8-10, 51+ 7
  • 45 calories, 250 ml, 1 Tbsp whole milk, 2 tsp sugar290 calories, 500 ml
  • Percentage with at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on at least 1, 3 or 6 days a week, by age group and sex, household population aged 6 to 19 years, Canada, March 2007 to February 2009 Physical Activity Guidelines Children - at least 60 minutes of moderate (bike, playground, brisk walking) to vigorous (running, swimming) intensity activity per dayAdults – at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity per week in bouts of at least 10 min
  • Healthy Living Sit Down Game
  • Back: Clea Bland, Aaron White, Val Stevenson, Dave Eberwein, Davida Witala, Collene Huskisson, Rosalinda VothFront: Deb Poduguriel, Kerrie Watts, Donna Halloran, Maureen Lee
  • Comprehensive school health is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.It is not just about what happens in the classroom. Rather, it encompasses the whole school environment with actions addressing four distinct but inter-related pillars that provide a strong foundation for comprehensive school health:
  • Mention AS! BC Success Story
  • Used to help identify issues, plan supports and evaluate initiatives
  • Cover a few topic areas and discover the interconnections between the topics
  • Wisconsin screening program with high schools, 20% had a mental health condition, about ¾ of these students weren’t currently receiving treatment (MedPage Today, Aug 26 2011). Also, less than half of students who attempt suicide have received mental health support in the past year.  Screening at school– VCH, MCFD health fairs, assemblies, on the spot review by PHN, mental health workerRec centre passes for participants
  • Protocol for students who may have an eating disorderBeing Me – Promoting Positive Body Image resource will be available from Action Schools! BC
  • Substance use and other concurrent issues, anti-bootlegging, videos on driving high, increasing youth worker support at Lonsdale QuayNEW - issues around risk of high risk sexual behaviour, high risk substance use and mental health issues, VCH up to 3 x, referral to longer term support
  • RCMP, North and West Vancouver school districts, VCH
  • MindUP™ is a family of social, emotional, and attentional self-regulatory strategies and skills developed for cultivating well-being and emotional balance. Among the various MindUP™ skills taught to students, focused attention and nonreactive monitoring of experience from moment to moment display the potential to have a long-term impact on brain function and social and emotional behavior.Our program provides children with emotional and cognitive tools to help them manage emotions and behaviors, reduce stress, sharpen concentration, and increase empathy and optimism.
  • Partnership between VCH & UBC dietetic program, students teach nutrition education sessions to students in May as part of their course, different elementary grade every year
  • Gord Trousdell
  • Arlene Anderson
  • NurtureShock, Pro Bronson, Ashley MerrymanKids are getting an hour less sleep than they did 30 years ago, and it is having a dramatic effect on academics and emotional stability. There is a likely link between the lack of sleep and the obesity crisis among young people.Mayo Clinic - Preschoolers 12-14 hours, school age 10-11 hours, teens 8.5-9 hours, adults 7-9 hours
  • Kr wvsd keynote oct 21 2011

    1. 1. Why Do We Spend Time Promoting Health in Schools?
    2. 2. Topics for Today• Why Promote Health in Schools?• What Works?• West Vancouver School District Health Activities• Healthy Living Tips and Activities• Healthy Living Contacts
    3. 3. Why Promote Health in Schools?• Strong link between education and health• Healthy students learn better• Improved behaviour• Better attendance and punctuality• Reduce high risk behaviours
    4. 4. Why Promote Health in Schools?• Places to practice and model effective health promotion to benefit staff and students• Educated people have a better chance of good health
    5. 5. Mental Health• Mental health challenges affect between 15-20% of children and youth and 20% of adults under age 65 in Canada• Stigma associated with mental health challenges• Effective treatment exists for almost all mental illnesses
    6. 6. Veggies & Fruit ≥ 5 Times Per Day
    7. 7. Portion Distortion Coffee 20 Years Today Ago Mocha Coffee Coffee steamed wholewhole milk milk and mochaand sugar syrup
    8. 8. % With at Least 60 min Activity/Day Moderate-to-vigorous, 2007 to 2009
    9. 9. Mini Research Study
    10. 10. What Works?• Whole school approach• Active participation from members of the school community to develop a sense of ownership in the life of the school• Partnerships between education and health and other sectors• Leadership from the Principal – to build a school climate of trust, respect, collaboration & openness
    11. 11. Healthy Schools Committee
    12. 12. Comprehensive School Health
    13. 13. Healthy Community Hero Award
    14. 14. WVSD Health Survey• Every 2 years• January 2012• grades 4 and 5, 6 and 7, 8 to12• Includes questions related to mental health, substance use, healthy eating, physical activity
    15. 15. Health Topics• Mental Health• Substance Use and Misuse• Healthy Eating• Physical Activity• Sleep
    16. 16. Mental Health - Evidence• Address the school culture and environment• Link the school, home and community• Foster respectful and supportive relationships among students, school staff and parents• Use interactive learning and teaching approaches• Increase the connections for each student
    17. 17. Mental Health• ¾ who have a mental health issue have not received any support• Voluntary “Beyond the Blues” written screening tool• Risky drinking, anxiety, depression• Referral to support
    18. 18. Committee for Prevention of DE• Prevention of Disordered Eating• Jessie’s Legacy, school districts, Van Coastal Health, community members, Family Services• Staff education• Lesson plans• Advisory Committee for Jessie’s Legacy• Prevention of Eating Disorders Awareness Week
    19. 19. Substance Use & Misuse - Evidence• Interactive• Focus on life skills, e.g. refusal skills, assertiveness• Whole school approach• Link with the family and local community• Address the improvement of connections for students
    20. 20. Prevention of Substance Use• Let’s Talk Shop• Anti-bootlegging Campaign• Youth Clinic, West Vancouver Community Centre, Tuesday afternoons – NEW January 2012 - screening assessment and short term counselling for mental health Presentations to PAC• School counsellor education
    21. 21. Healthy Eating - Evidence• Whole school approach• Links with parents and food preparation at home• Consistency between lessons & food available at school• Programs that last over 3 years with regular inputs by staff and students in planning & implementing activities• On-going capacity building opportunities for staff
    22. 22. Healthy Eating Student Leadership
    23. 23. Action Schools Healthy Eating Pack
    24. 24. Eagle Harbour• PAC – healthy schools committee• MindUP™• School Garden
    25. 25. UBC Dietetic Students
    26. 26. Bowen Island School Garden
    27. 27. Farm toSchoolChildrenchoosefrom avariety oflocal freshfoodsHollyburnBowenIsland
    28. 28. School Fruit & Veggie Program Sentinel Joel Gibson
    29. 29. WVSS Apiary
    30. 30. Rockridge Composting Project
    31. 31. Action Schools! Sip Smart Activity
    32. 32. Physical Activity• Comprehensive approach – development of skills, supportive physical environment and resources, policies that enable all students to participate• Strong link between being physically active at school and being physically active in adulthood• Students gain more benefit from physical activity if they have opportunities to be active at regular times during the school day
    33. 33. Increasing Physical Activity• Opportunities for student input into choices• Programs that cater for student diversity, e.g. ethnicity, physical ability, gender and age• decrease in physical activity,especially girls as they get older
    34. 34. On the Move Workshop
    35. 35. Sleep & Student Performance• “of all the health issues investigated, poor sleep was among the most unexpected and definitive causes of poor academic achievement” (Taras, 2006)• Kids are getting 1 hour less sleep than 30 years ago• Link between lack of sleep and academic performance, obesity, mental health, car accidents
    36. 36. Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre• 604-875-2084•• Mental health information for children, youth and families
    37. 37. p 604.738.2468 or toll free 1.800.565.7727
    38. 38. DASH• Directorate of Agencies for School Health•• Healthy Schools Network•• iWalk• Action Schools! BC
    39. 39. Healthy Families BC•• Healthy Eating• Healthy Start• Healthy Communities• Healthy Lifestyles• News
    40. 40. HealthLink BC• Call 8-1-1•• non-emergency health information and services• Nurse 24/7, dietitian Mon-Fri, pharmacist after hours• Service available in 130 languages
    41. 41. PAL – Physical Activity Line• 604-241-2266•• Mon-Fri, 9-5• physical activity and healthy living information• CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologists®
    42. 42. Prevention ConsultantVancouver CoastalHealth• District of West Van• West Van School Board• Kerrie Watt• 604-318-7743•
    43. 43. VCH Program Lead – Child & YouthVancouver CoastalHealth• Clea Bland• 604-983-6700 x 6812•
    44. 44. Community NutritionistVancouver CoastalHealth• Helen Yeung• Registered Dietitian• 604-904-6458•
    45. 45. Energy Blast• Latin – Shoulder Shake• Hip Hop – Raise the Roof, – Funky Arm Cross – Wave
    46. 46. Questions?
    47. 47. Thank You Kathy Romses Registered Dietitian