PHS Hosts Annual Wellness Champion Gathering

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Thank you to all our schools who attended this year’s PHS Wellness Champion Gathering! For those who missed the event, you can watch the recorded sessions here. A special congratulations to Munger Elementary School and MacDowell Preparatory Academy who attended the gathering and won the two $250 PE Equipment Prize Packages. At the event, the following two surveys were presented. Please take a few moments to complete the surveys below so your voice can be heard.

PHS is turning 20! Next school year, Project Healthy Schools will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and would love to hear from you! We are seeking wellness champions, students, and wellness teams to submit a video testimonial about your experience with PHS. If you or your wellness team would be interested, please follow this link to complete a brief interest form: PHS 20th Anniversary Video: Wellness Champion Interest Form (google.com)

As we continue to keep our curriculum and lesson plans current, we have some exciting changes to our lesson plans that will be available in the 2024-2025 school year. We will be hosting focus groups in the spring of 2024 to receive teacher and wellness champion feedback and would appreciate your feedback! There will be opportunities to participate in focus groups in person and virtually though Zoom. If you are interested, please follow this link to complete a brief interest form: https://forms.gle/DQ6hwBBRdAgwf3qdA

Join Us for This Year’s PHS Wellness Champion Gathering!

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The PHS Wellness Champion Gathering will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, November 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET. Attendees can choose to attend the entire day or individual sessions and teachers will have the opportunity to receive SCECHs. Eligible PHS schools who register and attend the event will be eligible for a drawing to win one of two $250 PE equipment vouchers!

We will have speakers presenting on numerous topics that will help to support the health and well-being of students, staff, and families in your school’s community. Topics for this year’s event include:

  • Nutrition Education for Teens and Young Adults: Using Food as a Superpower
  • Building and Maintaining a Successful School Wellness Team
  • Healthy Nutrition and Meal Prep for Busy Teachers and Staff
  • The Risks of Adolescent Caffeine Consumption
  • Social and Emotional Health and Well-Being

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Melissa Boguslawski, PHS Program Manager, at mkbog (@) med.umich.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Calling All PHS Wellness Champions! Register Now!

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The PHS Wellness Champion Gathering will be held on Friday, November 4th from 9:00am to 3:00pm ET. Attendees can register to participate online via Zoom, or in-person in Ann Arbor, and choose to attend the entire day or individual sessions. Four compelling speakers will discuss wellness issues that face our current student body. Topics will include: (1) middle school vaping prevention, (2) adolescent body image and weight related communication, (3) adaptive and inclusive physical education, and (4) American Academy of Pediatrics policy recommendations for screen time.

PHS will be launching our new vaping module at this year’s event. This module will be free for all PHS schools. SCECHs will also be available at this free event. Please register to attend here. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Boguslawski, PHS Program Manager, at mkbog@med.umich.edu.
We look forward to seeing you there!