Improving children’s health and transforming health culture through education and practice of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
A healthy lifestyle is the springboard to success in school and beyond. Extensive evidence indicates that healthy students perform better academically and adapt better socially.
of all students significantly improved their level of fitness
of overweight/obese students reduced their body mass index (BMI)
of students reported improvements in emotional health (self-confidence, self-esteem, overall feeling healthier)
reported sharing the HEAL information with others, such as parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends
“Every human is valuable and possesses undiscovered purpose and potential. Practicing basic healthy behaviors contributes to quality of life, the discovery of purpose, and the realization of unlimited potential. I invite you to unite with us and join the HEAL Movement. Together we can pave the road to a brighter future for our children and our community.”
— Christy Swaid, CEO & Founder of HEAL
- HEAL is recognized by the Alabama State Departments of Public Health and Education as satisfying 7 out of 10 federal wellness components, as well as surpassing state education standards. These agencies confirmed that “schools using HEAL have an advantage.
- HEAL has partnered with Alabama’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is charged with promoting this impact health on academics and literacy.
- HEAL teacher training qualifies as state professional development hours and continuing education units.
- In 2017, Walker County Community Foundation credits HEAL for helping move Walker County from 67th (last place) to 58th in Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings.
Help us HEAL Alabama