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  • 1.1 stA nnual Happy Healthy Kids Day October 8, 2009 Stratford, ON

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Our Vision

  • To empower children to take responsibility for their health
  • To educate children about supportive and preventative health care options and choices in their community
  • To lay a foundation for future healthy children, adults, families, and community

7. Our C ommittee

  • Our team at Stratford Chiropractic & Wellness Centre
      • 3 DCs: Dr. Mike Chambers, Dr. Tanya Chambers, and Dr. Pip Penrose
      • 3 team members: Nancy MacSorley (coordinator), Carolyn Klomp, and Angie Staples
  • A committee ofhealthprofessionals
      • Physiotherapist
      • Massage Therapists
      • Optometrist
      • Dentist
      • Nutritionist
      • Yoga Instructor
      • Naturopathic Doctors
      • Personal trainer
  • 2 grade 4 teachers, eager to help

8. One Year in the Making

  • Obtainedapprovalfor participation from School Board Superintendants
  • Contacted all schoolsincluding public, separate, and private boards
  • Requestedforecast of grade 4 enrolmentfrom each school by March 2009
  • Once schools agreed to participate,allgrade 4teachers were contacted

9. The Details

  • Wep artnered with the citythrough a reciprocal agreement to obtain Stratford Rotary Complex conference rooms at no cost
  • Letters to schoolsto confirm details of the event for Happy Healthy Kids day including date, time, and registration forms

10. Our Community Partners

  • Equipment
  • YMCA
  • Anne Hathaway School
  • Financial Contribut ors
  • Rotary Club of Stratford financial contribution
  • IODE financial contribution
  • Dr.Jackie Albrecht
  • Food
  • Tim Hortons
  • AGROPUR cheese
  • IGA
  • Sheldons Berry Farm
  • Food Basics
  • TNJ Foods
  • Zehrs
  • McCully Hill Farm
  • Thames River Melons
  • The Gentle Rain

11. Extra Support

  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Perth Farm Safety Association
  • Screaming Avocado students
  • St. Michaels student volunteers
  • Stratford Chiropractic team for management,event flow,and photos

12. AG limpse of theD ay

  • 7 :00 am committee and volunteers a rrive
  • 8:45am-1 st bus loadof kidsarrives
  • 9 :00 am kids aresplit into groups and headoff to their first station
  • Every 15 minutesthroughout the day the kids rotate fromstationto station
  • Every 3 hours more busloads of kids arrive

13. Take - home message sfor the kids

  • A booklet was given to each student
  • It contained:
    • Information from each professional
    • Interactive activities to be completed ateachstation
    • Further activities to befollowed upin the classroom

14. Body Awareness & Stress Reduction Massage Therapy 15. Chiropractic

  • Anatomy 101 & Posture

16. Dentistry Dental hygiene & awareness 17. Chiropractic

  • Backpack Safety

18. Physiotherapy

  • Proprioception & Balance

19. Fitness

  • Strength, Endurance, Flexibility

20. NaturopathicMedicine Nutrition, Herbs & Drinking Water 21. Optometry Visual acuity, Colour blindness & Sunglasses safety 22. Nutrition& Snack Break Healthy eating & sugar reduction 23. Yoga Balance, Meditation & Stress Reduction 24. SomeN umbers

  • 400 grade 4 kids
  • 16 professionals
  • 36 teachers / parents
  • 60 student volunteers from St. Mikes
  • 5 pounds of cheese
  • 3 bushels of apples
  • 15 yoga mats
  • 10 hula hoops
  • 4 back packs
  • 800 hands massaging each other
  • 24 whistle blows and only 1 megaphone !

25. Things that surprised usatour station

  • Some grade 4 kids weigh 195lbs
  • Many kids did not havebreakfast
  • Kids woreBackpacks that were twice as heavy as recommended
  • Many kids displayed poor posture

26. Teacher Feedback

  • The children were engaged, interested, and happy to participate.
  • Great combination of information and activity.
  • Appropriate for children of this age.
  • There were many students who have never had their teeth or eyes checked.
  • I look forward to revisiting the material we learned and using the resources you provided.
  • Overall it was a huge success.Its a great way of making children aware of the different aspects of their health.
  • A wealth of great information.
  • Resources can be adapted into curriculum area and was a valuable use of our time.
  • Thanks -the majority of students learned facts they have not received from home.

27. Overall,Happy Healthy Kids Day 2009 was a tremendous success! At the end of the day, all of the professionals involved were amazed at the energy & participation of the grade fours, were happy with the outreach they could provide to our community, and were utterlyexhausted yet ready and willing to plan fornext year!