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Publications: Health & Physical Education

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Be Food Safe

Be Food Safe

Grade levels: Middle and High school

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in this country can be traced to foodborne pathogens. ­That is why food safety is a serious matter. This publication, produced in partnership with Publix Super Markets Inc. and Florida Press Educational Services, will enhance your awareness of foodborne illnesses and how you and your family can stay healthy.

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Tobacco Free

Be Tobacco Free

Grade levels: Middle and High school

Over the past few decades, tobacco use among young people has been declining. However, far too many young people are still using tobacco. Today, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Be Tobacco Free presents the facts and explodes the myths about tobacco; explains how Big Tobacco uses marketing to target young people; and suggests strategies for avoiding or quitting tobacco use. Be Tobacco Free was produced in partnership with the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, the Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance, the Pasco County Health Department and the Pinellas County Health Department.

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Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Violence

Breaking the Cycle of Teen Dating Abuse

Grade levels: Middle and High school

Dating violence is a serious problem in the United States. One in four adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence has substantial negative effects on the mental and physical health of young people, as well as on their school performance. This supplement, created in partnership with the Verizon Foundation, ABC Action News and six regional domestic violence agencies, focuses on helping preteens and teens gain the knowledge and learn the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships and protect themselves online and offline.

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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

Grade levels: Elementary and Middle school

On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day. The best way to avoid injury in case of fire is to be prepared. This Newspaper in Education publication, produced in partnership with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the City of Seminole Fire Rescue Department, will educate you about fire dangers and provide tips for you to be prepared.

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Food Adventure

Food Adventures

Grade levels: Elementary school

This teaching poster features fitness and nutrition tips from the experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s Fit4Allkids program to help kids and families get and stay active and healthy. The center folds out into Fit4AllkidsVille, a fun board game for two to four players! Food Adventures was created in partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares

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Fuel Your Fitness

Fuel Your Fitness

Grade levels: Middle and High school

“You are what you eat.” Nutritious food is important to good health. However, good nutrition is only half of the equation to being fit. It takes making nutritious choices and being active to create a healthy lifestyle. Get tips from the pros in this publication created in partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares.

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The Healthy mind-body connection

The Healthy mind-body connection

Grade levels: High school and College

This adult-oriented publication focuses on staying healthy while growing older. Let’s face it, we are all growing older, and that is a good thing. It’s all about balance, and the people at DACCO (Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Coordinating Office Inc.) understand that wellness plays a major role in the treatment of substance use disorders and associated conditions. Being physically healthy goes hand in hand with being mentally healthy. This educational publication, geared toward college students and adults of all ages.

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Just the Facts: Vaccination protects

Just the Facts: Vaccination protects

Grade levels: Middle and High school

There’s a lot of information out there about vaccines and vaccinations, and it can get confusing. Just the Facts helps cut through the confusion by covering the basics of what vaccination is, how it works, what it protects against and why it is important. It also covers vaccine safety, busts some myths about vaccines and points to trustworthy sources for additional information. Just the Facts was created in partnership with Pfizer’s Independent Grants for Learning & Change program.

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Passport to Flavor (MS)

Passport to Flavor

Grade levels: Middle and High school

Food is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Across the world, food plays a key role in how we live our lives and interact with each other. The world is full of a variety of vegetables and fruits that can be prepared in many different ways. This publication, created in cooperation with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Kohl's Cares, encourages students to think about exploring new foods they have never tried before. Consider this publication to be a passport to flavor, from traditional dishes to new takes on old favorites. This supplement contains informational text and activities in conjunction with Language Arts and health standards.

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Plugged In: News, views and issues that affect our lives every day

2017 Plugged In: News, views and issues that affect our lives every day

Grade levels: High school and College

"Addiction isn't fun. Addiction is lonely, terrifying and insidious." Throughout much of the last century, scientists studying drug abuse labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions about the nature of addiction. Today, thanks to science, our views and our responses to drug abuse have changed dramatically. As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior. This educational publication, geared toward college students and adults of all ages, was created in partnership with DACCO.

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Dental Health

Smile: Your teeth and you

Grade levels: Elementary school

Having a healthy mouth and teeth is important for health, speech, appearance and self-esteem. Untreated tooth decay results in pain and infection, leading to problems with eating, speaking and learning. Children with oral health problems are more likely to have problems at school and miss more days of school than children with good oral health. This publication will teach elementary children and their parents all about the importance of oral health and how to care for their teeth and mouth. Smile: Your teeth and you was produced in partnership with the DentaQuest Foundation and the West Coast District Dental Association.

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Street Smart

Street Smart Prevention

Grade level: Middle and High school

Let’s face facts. The misuse and abuse of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs and tobacco affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans, including young adults. Not only does misuse of these substances affect the users, but it also affects their families, neighbors and the rest of our communities. The Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance (HCADA) knows this and works with community partners to promote healthy communities. This Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education publication, created in partnership with the HCADA focuses on educating young people and the adults in their lives about substance abuse prevention.

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Wicked Garden

Wicked Garden

Grade levels: Middle and High school

According to the 2012 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, almost one in ten Florida high school students has misused prescription pain relievers or prescription amphetamines. The FYSAS also reveals that the percentage of youth reporting prescription drug misuse/abuse jumps dramatically between middle and high school. Wicked Garden, created in partnership with the AMA Foundation and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, presents the facts and reveals the myths about prescription drug abuse/misuse and provides resources for educators, students and parents.

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Wildfire Safety

Wildfire Safety

Grade levels: Elementary and Middle school

More than 17.3 million acres of Florida is covered with forests. Although the state’s abundant rain and sunshine are vital to the survival of Florida’s forests, another element is necessary to maintain them ... fire. For thousands of years, Florida’s forests have developed because of the presence of fire. In fact, many of Florida’s ecosystems require fire in order to exist. This supplement, created in partnership with the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service, focuses on learning more about Florida’s forests and learning the difference between good fires and bad fires, and how students can protect Florida’s forests.

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