Making Healthy Choices
This project involves providing educational resources for elementary school students that assists a young person to make the correct choices about:
Eating and Drinking
Alcohol and Poison
Food and Drink
Medicines and Cigarettes
The primary resource is a free computer application called “Civisaurus” because the main character is a dinosaur that leads the student to make healthy choices as they play a computer game. The computer application currently uses the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Healthy Living standards published for Kindergarten students. These applications are publicized in resources made available to Kindergarten teachers across North Carolina by the DPI. It is also available for parents to provide for their children at the Apple and Google stores.
There is also a “Civisaurus” coloring book geared toward kindergartners which is made available to teachers on line by the DPI.
The primary fund raising includes an annual reverse raffle held in November. It is a goal of NC District West Civitan organization to extend the Civisaurus computer application offerings for elementary students to students above the Kindergarten level. So far we have not failed to raise the money for the "Healthy Living” Civisaurus project development and hopefully this vision will never fail. The ability to make Healthy Choices by our young people through correct information is crucial.