Heart Healthy Schools

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Heart Healthy Schools 2022-2023

The Heart Healthy Schools program teaches students about healthy habits across four different theme weeks - Explore Vegetables & Fruit, Discover Water, Joyful Movement, and Rest & Recharge.  Participating schools earn a Heart Healthy Schools designation and are eligible for grants upon completion.  This year’s program includes revised theme week content and classroom activities to better meet the needs of your school and learners!

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Help learners get curious and explore healthy habits that support their growing minds and bodies.

Heart Healthy Schools

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Rest & Recharge

Joyful Movement

Discover Water

Fruits & Vegetables

“The Heart Healthy Schools program meets the needs of our students in a great, well-organized way that is fun and easy to take part in. We love this program”

An initiative of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick (HSFNB) manages the Heart Healthy Schools program. The mission of HSFNB is to promote health, save lives, and enhance recovery. The Heart Healthy Schools program helps further this mission by creating opportunities for schools to engage students in fun activities while learning about habits for health now and in the future. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Theme week activities could include:

 

  • taste testing and rating different types of vegetables & fruits

  • preparing and serving fruit infused water

  • growing vegetables in  a community garden or hydroponic classroom garden

  • brainstorming on ways we use water in our daily lives

  • creating posters for classroom doors with pictures about favourite outdoor play activities

  • broadcasting morning announcements about importance of refreshing sleep

  • incorporating microbreaks during class time to stretch and do yoga poses

  • decorating the water fountains to encourage students to stop and drink 

  • writing a journal about bedtime habits to prepare for restful sleep

  • role playing the sequence of events to grow fruit or vegetables

What does a Heart Healthy Schools program look like?

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Heart Healthy Schools Program

Fruits & Vegetables

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Discover Water

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Joyful Movement

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Rest & Recharge

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Create excitement with students about different  fruit and vegetables, how they're grown, where they come from, what they taste like, why they are important for health.

Help students get curious about food sources of fluid, enjoying water in different ways, importance of water for health and tasks of daily living.

Engage students in physical activities in the classroom, outdoors, and encouragement for activity at home,  in a way that emphasizes fun and pleasure for their health.

Explore activities that promote restful sleep, mindfulness, and restoration for students' mind and bodies.

Taking Part is as easy as

Here's how it works:
1. Register

Click the "register" button below and answer some questions about your school 

2. Coordinate Theme Weeks

Plan 4 different theme weeks with activities through the school year

2. Become a Heart Healthy School

Complete final survey and earn Heart Healthy Schools designation and grant.

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