COLORADO SPRINGS – Students at Foothills Elementary in Colorado Springs are learning about health and safety. They recently held their annual “Health Jam” that works to fill the gaps teachers noticed in common health standards in their kids.
UCHealth was one of the organizations that partnered with the school this year, to teach kids about bike safety and give them a free helmet to take home.
Julie Bayne is the Assistant Principal at the school, and says “We are very excited to partner with UCHealth, they are doing a session for 1st- and 2nd-graders. The session with 1st-graders is talking about bike safety. Here in Colorado tons of kids are outside riding bikes all the time so we are talking to kids about the importance of wearing helmets and safety on the road. They are also giving all our 1st-graders a helmet to take home. Kids are often riding with their parents and their friends. If we can get their attention now, when they’re 6, they’ll develop habits that will last a lifetime.”
The Health Jam also taught kids about health and nutrition, the dangers of tobacco and more. The bike safety session is just on of many community outreach programs from UCHealth Memorial. To learn more about those programs, visit the UCHealth Memorial website.
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