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Get Organized Month

Between school, homework, after-school jobs, sports, extracurricular activities and leisure time spent with friends, most students struggle to juggle their time efficiently. Being organized can be a big challenge to students of all ages. Yet few habits have a greater long-term benefit to students than the ability to manage their time, prioritize their responsibilities and maintain a feasible schedule. January is the start of a new year, and is designated Get Organized Month to help student set the stage for academic and personal success.

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Healthy Weight Week January 16-22, 2018

Researchers continue to warn of a national epidemic as more than 17% of school-aged children are classified as overweight and another 10% of students suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. Clearly, today’s youth need guidance around what it means to maintain a healthy weight. For this reason, January 16-22 have been earmarked as Healthy Weight Week—a week to focus on how we all can make long-term lifestyle changes geared to improving our lives and self-image. These steps include exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, paying attention to portion sizes, scrutinizing the truth about popular diet claims and not falling prey to media pressures to achieve an ultra-thin or super-chiseled body. Human Relations Media has many interactive products specifically designed to enhance your Healthy Weight Week lesson.Click on the links below for product descriptions.

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National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) January 22-28, 2018

Young people don’t know as much as they think they do about alcohol and drugs. No matter how much information students learn in their classes, they also learn from their peers—and what they hear from their friends about drugs is often little more than rumor or myth. What teens don’t know can hurt them. When young people mistakenly believe a myth about alcohol or other drugs, they put themselves at risk for a host of consequences—from legal trouble to addiction to overdoses. It is imperative that teens learn to separate the facts about drug and alcohol abuse from the harmful but persistent myths.

National Drug Facts Week℠ (NDFW) is an annual health observance week for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse.

Human Relations Media programs aid in revealing the truth behind today’s most persistent myths. Once armed with the scientific facts that debunk drug fiction, viewers will be better equipped to avoid the dangers posed by alcohol and other drugs.


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