Our 12-week Healthy Athletes Program (HAP) is designed to empower high school students to maximize their academic success, athletic performance and potential. The HAP covers sports nutrition topics, such as performance hydration and eating for recovery and immune function, in addition to the basic nutrition lessons covered in our Healthy Schools Campaign.
In Spring 2013, we offered the pilot Healthy Athletes Program in nine high schools. The flexible 12-week program was taught by PE teachers and athletic coaches in PE classes, after school, and alongside existing sports and fitness activities.
High school students in the Healthy Athletes Program will also have the opportunity to earn service-learning credit and apply their leadership skills by:
• Completing a “Students Teaching Parents” requirement • Creating a poster with original artwork that promotes healthy eating and active living •Promoting the Healthy Schools Campaign and Healthy Messages Poster Contest in their schools , and/or • Mentoring younger students at a nearby elementary or middle school
If you are a coach or teacher interested in bringing the Healthy Athletes Program to your students, SOSMentor will provide all materials, including curriculum packets, lesson plans, worksheets, and educational materials. Our office also provides ongoing technical support. To get started, call us at (818) 222-4243 or send us an email at info@SOSMentor.org.
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