Bettyann Creighton440 N. Broad Street, Suite 251
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Programs & Services
Programs & Services
Our children are responsible for making daily decisions that have lifelong impact on their health and well-being. As students, children are also responsible for being prepared for learning each and every day. It is the responsibility of schools and families to teach children how to be healthy because children and youth cannot learn if they are not healthy. There is sound research connecting health and academic achievement. An overview of that research can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/index.htm
Bettyann Creighton, Executive Director440 N. Broad StreetPortal C, Academic Enrichment & Support Voice 215.400-6814Fax 215.400-4195
Jane Friedman, Director, Nutrition Education Program
Eat.Right.Now PA Nutrition Education TRACKS
School District of Philadelphia
Catharine Annex, Room 205
6900 Greenway Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142215-727-5765215-727-2202 Fax
EAT.RIGHT.NOW. provides FREE nutrition outreach programs and services to all public school students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents. EAT.RIGHT.NOW. is based at both school and community sites, during school hours as well as after school, and involves nutrition education at various levels. Some basic messages include nutritious snacking, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, proper label reading, and understanding the importance of breakfast.
Judith Peters, Coordinator440 N. Broad StreetPortal C, Academic Enrichment & Support Voice 215.400-6803Fax 215.400-4195
The goal of the SDP HIV prevention education program is to expand and strengthen comprehensive school health education with a particular emphasis on preventing HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy. The program includes designing and offering of professional development opportunities, maintaining a comprehensive resource center for teachers, reviewing Human Sexuality materials and presentations to be used in the classroom, development of strategies to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS students throughout Philadelphia, and conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
Youth Leadership and Unified Sports
Students with and without intellectual disabilities can participate in Special Olympics as an athlete (individuals with intellectual disabilities), partner (individuals without intellectual disabilities) or as a coach right in their own schools! Special Olympics programming is currently offered in more than 30 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools and is frequently referred to as Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS). Promoting inclusion and meaningful participation for all, IUS programming in Philadelphia offers recreational and competitive training in bocce, track & field and soccer, as well as offers opportunities for students to become advocates in spreading the mission and vision of Special Olympics to their peers and communities. Our school-based programming has something for everyone no matter their ability level.
For more information about our school programs and to learn how you can get YOUR school involved, please contact Alex Christy.
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Breast Cancer Awareness and Support
The School District of Philadelphia and Komen Philadelphia are proud to announce the 6th Annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Pretty in Pig "Dollar Defense" contest program happening the week of October 17, 2016. As is tradition, this awareness and fundraising initiative will include a special one-day contest designed to bring vital focus to National Mammography Day (10/21/16). Together with faculty, students and families, we will spend an empowering week generating awareness and fundraising to help people in our community fight breast cancer, as well as support researchers.
"Dollar Defense" will celebrate National Mammography Day by generating awareness and fundraising for critical breast health services right here at home.
Because of The Philadelphia Schools' past "Dollar Defense" fundraising, over the last five years, Komen Philadelphia has been able to provide hundreds of free mammograms to women in need in our local community.
Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools
The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) was a key partner in Philadelphia's Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) nutrition and physical activity initiative in 2010-2012. In partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), The Food Trust (TFT), and the Bicycle Coalition (BC) this initiative focused on increasing the availability of healthy foods, nutritional awareness and increasing physical activity for all students.This work continues in the city initiative, Get Healthy Philly.
For more information and resources, click here.
Red Cross Clubs
Judith Peters, Coordinator440 N Broad StreetPortal C, Academic Enrichment & Support Voice 215.400-6803Fax 215.400-4195
In a joint collaboration between the Office of Health, Safety, and Physical Education in conjunction with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Red Cross Clubs have been created in many of our schools. In these school clubs, students are provided training and certification in the areas of First Aid, CPR, AED, Disaster Preparedness and Water Safety. Students participate in community service and provide peer education for high school and elementary students.
Steps to a Healthier Philadelphia
A five year grant received in 2003 by the Philadelphia Department of Health in partnership with The School District of Philadelphia and the US Department of Health and Human Services through the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. This grant has expired, however, the work continues. The SDP Wellness Policy and School Wellness Councils are results of the Steps grant.
BEEP (Bicycle Education Enhancement Program)
Contact Bettyann Creighton at 215.400.6814.
Health, Scope and Sequence
Physical Education, Scope and Sequence
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440 N. Broad Street, Suite 251 Portal C - Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.400.6814 Fax: 215.400.4195