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Health Education Presentations


Kindergarten and Up

Hand washing/Hygiene-This presentation uses a powder called “Glo Germs” to demonstrate how easy germs are spread, emphasizing the importance of hand washing.

Nutrition/Physical Activity-This lesson teaches how to make healthy food choices and how physical activity impacts overall health.

Tobacco Prevention

5th Grade and Up

Communicable Disease Transmission/Prevention-Discusses what communicable diseases are, ways they are transmitted, and the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of many of them.

Puberty-Usually taught 5-6th grades (Can accommodate other grade levels)

Growing Up! For Girls video presents clear authoritative information about the reproductive system, the emotional and physical transformation of puberty, and the importance of good health and hygiene.

Growing Up! For Boys video presents information to help the boys in the classroom cope with the physical and psychological changes that are a normal part of growing up. The video provides useful advice on health, hygiene, and good grooming.



7th Grade - 12th Grade

Birth Control- Discusses different birth control methods and the effectiveness and pros and cons of each.

HIV/AIDS-This presentation teaches the facts about the virus, the disease, and ways to reduce an individual’s risk of contracting the virus and how to prevent infection with the virus, with an emphasis on abstinence.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI’s) - Covers the most common STDs and teaches ways to prevent them, with a focus on abstinence.



Other Presentations That May be of Interest

Emergency Preparedness

Are You Ready: School or Business Preparedness – For staff and administration





Currently, Carrie Eldridge serves as the Director of Health Education for all programming in Franklin and Williamson counties. If you would like to schedule a presentation on a topic that is listed, please call the Marion office at (618) 993-8111 and ask to speak to the Director of Health Education or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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