Heart Health Education: Kids Take Heart
Family Health & Fitness Night Application
Kids Take Heart (KTH) is a health and fitness curriculum targeting anatomy, fitness, nutrition, stress and goal-setting.
It was developed in 2005 as a tool to equip children in third, fourth and fifth grades to make lifestyle choices that lessen the likelihood of chronic disease (i.e. cardiovascular) and promote fitness, health and wellness.
KTH aligns with national and state standards for health and fitness and is one model teachers could use to ensure developmentally appropriate, standards-based instruction is provided to students.
In partnership with The Center for Research and Learning, the KTH curriculum underwent a formal evaluation. Students from participating schools were asked to respond to questions on a pre/post student survey concerning awareness, interest, knowledge, and demographics. Evidence indicated students learned new skills & concepts about anatomy, fitness, nutrition, and stress by receiving the curriculum and were able to evaluate this knowledge and create their own goals to apply at school and home.
Cumulative Facts & Figures| At a Glance
# of school districts | 19
# of private schools | 8
# of teachers trained | 38
# of students instructed | 22,114
KTH 2010-2011 School Year Report
What Teachers are Saying About Kids Take Heart
If you are a teacher or an administrator and would like more information about KTH training and materials visit www.kidstakeheart.net or contact Laurie Sween (
) at 425-456-8730. Teacher training and certification is available through the Kids Take Heart website.
Where Our Kits Have Been:
These points represent the Elementary Schools where Kids Take Heart curriculum has been implemented from 2005-2011. A total of 18,000 students reached!
Kit Rotations: Our Kids Take Heart Kits may be in a neighborhood near you!
January - March 2012
Sawyer Woods Elementary
Our Lady of the Lake School
Rock Creek Elementary
Canyon Creek Elementary
March - May 2012
Penny Creek Elementary
Bear Creek Elementary