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The MASK Academy is a year-long multi-tiered peer-to-peer program that aims to build social and emotional skills in children while helping the school create a positive climate in a manner that helps teachers and school administrators meet educational standards.

Our goal is to improve school climate, build healthy children, and strengthen parent-child bonds through psycho educational information, classroom-based activities, and education on current trending topics through the MASK Academy and MASK The Magazine.

The Parent University is an important part to the MASK Academy. Establishing ongoing communication with your child on these social situations will help lead them to healthy choices.

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   Did you know?

More than ½ of teenage girls and nearly  ⅓ of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, vomiting and taking laxatives.

 

Each MASK lesson that your child is taught has a MASK kid story. MASK uses a storytelling approach to enhance the learning experience. This is also a great way to initiate conversation about their lesson. Simply ask them what they learned about the MASK Kids.

 

Masen is active when he is skateboarding. The MASK Academy showed Masen he should not eat as many “sometimes” foods and instead make healthier choices when he eats throughout the day.

Aimee practices food and fitness by exercising her brain and her body with hobbies like playing the guitar and practicing with the soccer team.

Sierra realized that even though she could not make her sister make healthy choices, she always has the power to make the healthy choice for herself. Sierra especially liked learning about healthy foods because she loves cooking with her grandparents. She also realized that she needs to do more physical activity to keep her body strong and healthy.

Kendrik always thought he understood how to be healthy because during basketball season he eats a lot of “always” foods and exercises a lot. The MASK Academy helped Kendrik think about how he acts when basketball season ends and challenged him to make healthy choices all year long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you can do?

  • Make physical activity part of your family’s daily routine
  • Limit technology time- Tech breaks
  • Expose the media’s tricks of the trade
  • Avoid criticizing your body or comparing yourself to others
  • Provide a variety of healthy foods and avoid labeling
  • Enjoy meals together
  • Volunteer as a family

Conversation Starters

  • What are some signs that you are hungry, full, or that your body needs activity?
  • Do you know that physical activity builds stronger muscles, bones and coordination, and keeps your body healthy?
  • Growing up, I tried ran track, but I always wished I would’ve tried soccer. Is there a specific sport you’d like to try?
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