Governor Ivey Proclaims May 1 as Alabama’s Official “HEAL Day”
Alabama (April 28, 2020) – Children and Adults are invited to participate virtually from home in Alabama’s second annual HEAL Day on May 1, 2020. This statewide event is a promotion and celebration of health and literacy, which go hand in hand. All Alabama citizens are encouraged to visit healunited.org, where they will find resources to inspire healthy lifestyle behaviors the whole family can enjoy. Participants are also invited to recognize and nominate HEAL Heroes online.
HEAL United educates and motivate families to embrace evidence-based healthy behaviors that support mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. HEAL methods are already used and loved by over 90,000 people across the state, including 34,000 students in 140 schools. HEAL materials are evidence-based and proven to support mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing
What to do on HEAL Day? Eat, Play, Read
- Eat something HEAL-icious (Healthy and Delicious) and post it to social media
- Play a fun aerobic physical activity with a family member or follow the HEAL dance on the home page.
- Read a book aloud to a child or listen to the reading of The Ultimate Treasure Hunt book on HealUnited.org Students can complete The Ultimate Treasure Hunt activity book.
Join the HEAL family for ongoing support via Facebook @HEALUnited, Twitter: @HEAL_United, and Instagram: heal_united.
Activity books, materials, and resources are provided by request while supplies last.
Teachers interested in implementing HEAL can contact Dr. Donna Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—————- About HEAL ———————
“HEAL” (Healthy Eating Active Living) is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the trend of chronic disease and poor literacy through a cutting-edge curriculum that supports a healthy lifestyle and reading behaviors. Founded in 2002 by Christy Swaid, HEAL Inc. has cautiously grown through rigorous research, testing, and collaboration with leading medical experts, professors, business leaders, and the Alabama State Dept. of Education. HEAL is recognized by Alabama’s departments of education and public health for helping schools satisfy seven out of ten federal wellness components. In 2019 HEAL reached 172 schools including over 34,000 students and 90,000 family members. Today, HEAL has adapted to providing resources for everyone helping teachers, students, and families practice HEAL at Home while quarantined due to COVID -19. The healthy behaviors taught through HEAL help to build stronger immune systems, spark optimism, build relationships, and control anxiety and depression. Healthy children are also less likely to struggle academically.