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Health Promotion (prevention and nutrition)

Health Promotion, a discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, focuses on healthy living, healthy lifestyle choices, and nation-specific health issues. In addition to health education activities, health Promotion offers screenings for bone density, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI). Its goals include encouraging and enhancing healthy behaviors and improving self-efficacy and self-advocacy.

For more information please contact Autumn Jones.

GET INVOLVED

VIRTUAL HEALTH PROMOTION

MANUALS AND GUIDES

Complete Manual

Athlete Health Report and Screening Guides

Screening FAQs and BMI Tools

EVENT RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

Healthy Athlete Software (HAS) and Legal Forms

Equipment and Supply Lists

Bone Density Machine (BDM) Requests

Educational Materials

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

ADDITIONAL RELATED RESOURCES

Other video resources that you may need for Health Promotion.

  • HP Training (video): Check out this brief video providing key tips on how to engage with athletes during a Healthy Athlete event—a great resource to share with all volunteers.
  • Webinar: New Tools & Protocols for HP Events (video): This recorded webinar (April 2016) highlights the new updates to health promotion protocols, resources, and tools and is targeted at current Clinical Directors and Program staff hosting HP events.
  • HP Promotional (video): Check out this brief video providing an overview of Health Promotion—a great resource to recruit volunteers and sponsors.
  • HP Clinical Director Training (video): Check out this video providing an detailed in formation about each aspect of the Health Promotion Screening and the role of the clinical director.
CHOOSE TO CHANGE CARDS
Download easy-to-print, four-to-a-page Choose to Change Cards with topics including Fruits and Vegetables, Hand Washing, Healthy Blood Pressure, Hydration, Smoking Cessation, Strong Bones, and Sun Safety. Each set of cards is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
RELATED STORIES
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High 5 for Fitness is a set of resources to help you take control of your own fitness by making healthy choices. Being fit means that you eat well, drink plenty of water, and move a lot every day. Fit kids feel good and have lots of energy because their bodies are strong and healthy. High 5 is available for youth ages 8 – 11, 12 – 14, and 15 – 21 who want to be fit!

High 5 for Fitness Strength Level 3 for ages 15 through 21 features Push Ups, Forward Lunges, Knee Pull-Ins, and Alternating Supermans.
High 5 for Fitness Flexibility Level 3 for ages 15 through 21 features Scissor Jumps, Star Jumps, Mummy Shuffle, and Burpees.