Smart Choices for a Healthy Life

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Smart Choices for a Healthy Life is a free age-appropriate presentation for students grade K-12 which teaches children about the dangers of drinking alcohol and fulfills New Jersey’s curriculum requirement for alcohol and pregnancy education.

The presentation utilizes a nationally recognized curriculum created by the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) to address many important health topics, including:

    • The overall effects that alcohol can have on the body
    • Why some people who drink alcohol become addicted while others do not
    • What can happen to human development when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol
    • An age-appropriate overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
    • The importance of treating all people with respect regardless of individual capabilities or disabilities

The Smart Choices for a Healthy Life presentation is available to collaborating schools in the Partnership’s eight county service area. During this time of distance-learning we are offering a pre-recorded Smart Choices presentation for children in grades 6-12 including digital pre/post-tests to assess student learning. We are also able to deliver the presentation “live” via your school’s virtual platform. Contact us for more information.

Call our Secaucus office at 201-876-8900 to host a training at your school or to learn more.

Funding for this program has been provided by the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities.


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