Local Educators Participate in Health Promotion Conference

Several educators and community members from the area learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at a conference in Medora that attracted 200 participants from around the state.

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Paraprofessional Susie Pelton, second-grade teacher Julie Carlson, and physical education teachers Patrick Schlosser and Ashley Jelly attended the 30th annual Roughrider Health Promotion Conference on May 31-June 3, 2016. The conference theme was “Don’t Worry Be Healthy 2016.”

Schools and communities from across the state sent representatives to evaluate their school’s health and community programs and to develop action plans for making improvements.

Sessions were based on the components of Coordinated School Health including health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement.

Additional topics included substance use prevention, character education, violence/bullying prevention, chronic disease prevention and professional development.

The keynote presenters included: Dr. Terry Eckmann with Teachers Survival Kits using Brain Boosters, and Frank Pastizzo with the Warming Up the Workplace.

For more information please visit www.ndroughrider.com

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