Student Body

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Student Body

 

The FCCLA Student Body national peer education program helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices. Its goals are to: help young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health, provide youth opportunities to teach others, and develop healthy lifestyles, as well as communication and leadership skills.

The teen years are an ideal time to establish healthy attitudes and habits to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, many of our youth are not physically fit, have poor eating habits, and are often bothered by a lack of self-esteem. Student Body gives teens the facts and incentives they need to build a healthy body, both today and in the future.


Student Body Units:

To help members focus their projects, Student Body addresses three units. Members may complete projects in one or several units:

  • Eat Right — Explore good nutrition, eating disorders, healthy snacks, supplements, vegetarianism, and more
  • Be Fit — Take action related to lifelong exercise habits, obesity, sports training, and other topics
  • Make Healthy Choices— Choose a positive lifestyle by avoiding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; managing stress; building self esteem; and practicing good character.

Project Ideas:

  • Make, print, and post proper weight lifting techniques in your local fitness center
  • Host a community–‐wide health fair
  • Workshops presented by recovering drug–‐users – to talk about how their choices affected their lives
  • Practice healthy habits with others and promote your progress publicly

Awards:
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete Student Body projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Student Body Program Award Application.

  • High School Award — $1,000
  • Middle School Award — $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award — $500

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1. The online award system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Partners:

Action for Healthy Kids – Engaging diverse organizations, leaders, and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools.

American Cancer Society – A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Cleaning Institute – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), formerly The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry®, representing producers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging; oleochemical producers; and chemical distributors to the cleaning product industry.

March of Dimes – Improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Each mission is carried out through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy – Improving the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Our specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults.

National Dairy Council – Provides timely, scientifically sound nutrition information to the media, physicians, dietitians, nurses, educators, consumers and others concerned about fostering a healthier society.

National Sleep Foundation – An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.