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Growing Healthy

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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Program Overview

Growing Healthy is a comprehensive health education curriculum that seeks to teach life skills and physical health to students in kindergarten through grade 6. The program teaches several core elements to help children resist social pressures to smoke and to use alcohol and other drugs.

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Program Reviews

The Growing Healthy program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 65-67PDF file

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