Families
HELPING FAMILIES
LIVE HEALTHY

EXPLORING NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES AS A FAMILY

Kids with good health habits can grow into healthy adults, but health education has to go further than teaching kids how to stop the spread of germs – students need practical tips on how to live healthy and the important role that being healthy plays in prevent chronic diseases later in life.

STAY HEALTHY MUSIC VIDEO

Add a little bounce to your students’ step as they learn about health and nutrition through an uplifting music video. This fun, catchy song reminds students that is essential to stick to healthy habits every day.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

DANCING TO THE BEAT

10-15 minutes
Grab your family and choreograph a dance with the whole family – this activity is designed to make you sweat and give you a great workout! First, watch the Stay Healthy music video and get your heart pumping. Challenge your family to show you their best dance moves and learn why exercise is important for their cardiovascular system.
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FAMILY ACTIVITY

LIVING OUR BEST LIFE

10–15 minutes
Through this activity, your family will be challenged to create a mural designed to inspire healthy living. Start by watching the Stay Healthy music video and then discuss the importance of its messaging about why living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
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FAMILY ACTIVITY

FOOD EXPERIMENTS

10-15 minutes
In this activity, students will explore how to eat nutritiously as they perform experiments that investigate different food groups. Learn why eating healthily means that you get a diet that is varied between different food groups and can help prevent possible Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).
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SELF-PACED MODULES

Self-Paced Modules are interactive online lessons that allow your student to learn about key concepts at his or her own pace. They feature animation, interactive activities and a quiz with immediate feedback. Your student may complete these modules alone or you can complete them together as a family.

COMPANION EDUCATOR GUIDE

This Companion Guide to the Self-Paced Module includes a summary, guide to using the mini-modules, tipsand content standards.
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COMPANION EDUCATOR GUIDE

This Companion Guide to the Self-Paced Module includes a summary, guide to using the mini-modules, tipsand content standards.

EXPLORE THE FACT SHEETS, QUIZ AND ACTIVITY

Use the educational activities and discussion guides below to help your family build a healthy foundation together to guard against the development of chronic diseases.

FACT SHEETS

HEALTHY LIVING FACT SHEETS

15–20 minutes
Learn what NCDs are, check out recommendations for physical activity, find out what your family should be eating and more!  Use these fact sheets to learn about steps families can take to reduce the risk of developing certain NCDs.
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QUIZ

TEST YOUR SKILLS

45-60 minutes
Is your family Future Well? Take a short quiz to see what you’ve learned.
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ACTIVITY

FAMILY CONVERSATION STARTERS

15–20 minutes
Use these discussion questions and activities to help spark conversations and form healthy habits together at home.
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“One of my three sons is in this age bracket, so I know how impressionable kids can be at this age. They are absorbing so much information from their teachers, parents, friends and from social media. It’s important students have the chance to learn about what factors impact health and how their personal choices today can influence their future. Through the Future Well Kids – For Families page, we are working together as a family to learn foundational skills in nutrition and exercise.”
Anna Clausen
Abbott Volunteer