Scott County Central
Media Literacy is essential to understanding and addressing children's health concerns. Today, children spend an average of 40 hours per week watching television. This sedentary lifestyle, combined with the steady flow of commercial advertising has contributed greatly to the increasing number of overweight and inactive children.
Healthy and Active Scott County Central consists of three primary components to address this issue:
A Wellness Council
New Classroom Curriculum
These will provide teachers, students, and community members with access, information, and strategies to live more healthy and active lifestyles.
Engage students in healthy behaviors
Provide Media Literacy and Health training for teachers, parents, and students
Maintain a website to connect partners with best practices and current research
Provide new opportunities to participate in healthy activities
Establish a creative outlet for student-produced advocacy