Greetings, students. My name is Eve Kutchman, and I'm a health educator from Children's Hospital, Colorado. Today, we are going to see some exciting programs in action that support school health. School health is important not only for a student to be able to learn but also to be able to grow while enjoying being active and eating healthily. When schools come together with community, health, and other supportive organizations, it's a chance for students to experience healthy living practices during the out-of-school time while still being in their school environment. The first program we are going to learn about is called Camp Champions, and it's offered during the summer when kids typically have more time and less structured activities. These two circumstances can lead to an increase in sedentary behavior and poor eating habits. We know these factors, being active and eating well, are important to kids' success, particularly during the school year. So, this program aims to help kids maintain these habits throughout the summer, instead of having to relearn them again at the beginning of each school year. Camp Champion is a great example of the community supporting school efforts. When a local school identified obesity prevention and health promotion as a priority, the Camp Champions program, by offering health care and the support of a local business, answered the call and began program offerings on the school site as an alternative to its traditional offsite setting. This week-long program for under-served, low-income youth incorporates activities and a packaged curriculum taken from existing programs to engage youth in continuous physical activity. Students in the program learn more about goal-setting, teamwork, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. All of these skills are important both in and out of school. A typical day includes morning stretching, goal-setting, fun activities like Capture the Flag or Olympics, lessons on sleep, stress management, and healthy eating, yoga, gardening, cooking, and much more. Participants log an average of 19,272 steps per day at camp. Camp staff uses guided discovery for all the health lessons so students are engaged in non-traditional learning. Here's some quotes directly from the participants to tell the story in their words and what they learned in retained from camp. Students have said that because of camp, they eat more vegetables, stretch everyday, and are more active. Here are some quotes from the students. "There are a lot of recipes we learned at camp that we make at home now, like Asian salad with chicken, bean salad, and turkey wraps with avocado", describes one camper, "but my favorite are the pancakes, healthy pancakes. We used whole wheat oats and orange juice instead of milk, and we got to flip them." "You fill the bar on your activity tracker when you get over an hour of exercise a day. We compete with each other to see who will fill the bar first", reports another camper. A local community got involved through sponsorship, and thanks to them, campers can attend the program for a nominal fee. They receive physical activity trackers and workbooks that they keep after the camp ends. This helps reinforce the lessons well into the school year. As campers are exposed to a variety of physical activity and hands-on cooking lessons throughout the week, the goal is to engage youth in healthy lifestyle activities in a fun way so they and their parents or caregivers can engage with them in a positive way and continue after camp ends. This ultimately supports their success and learning as they continue through school. To learn more about the Camp Champions program and other programs that are making a difference in schools and communities, please look at the website on your reading materials. Stay tuned to hear more about the next exciting program.