Salud Por Vida is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions (P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, parents) to create active environments that enable all students to get moving, eat healthy and reach their full potential.
Let’s work together in helping our students lead active and healthy successful lives.
The “Salud Por Vida” project goals are:
Implement a curriculum that addresses student needs and leads to
changed behavior and attitudes with regard to Health and Nutrition.
Provide fitness education and assessments so that students will understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being.
Provide instruction in healthy eating habits and nutrition.
Participating Partners School Districts
Nogales Unified School District - NUSD# 1
Patagonia Elementary School District
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 - SCVSD #35
Sonoita Elementary School District
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
The University of Arizona Healthy Living Training Center
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Mix it Up Nutrition Ed Program
Before and after school programs
Development of School Health Advisory Committee
Funding for related materials and supplies
Participation in State and National Conferences
Professional development on current research-based best practices for Fitness and Nutrition Education
Staff health coaches at participating sites
Summer Youth Leadership Summit
Support for curriculum development state standards
“Thank you for encouraging my son to eat healthy and exercise. Now when we go to the grocery store he wants me to buy more fruits and vegetables.”
“I am so grateful that PE is back in my daughter’s school, because it is important that she understands how important it is to eat healthy and exercise.”
“Having to help my son fill out the pedometer and food log has made me more aware of trying to eat healthy and get out and exercise with my son.”
Physical & Nutrition Education Matters
Regular physical activity and a healthy diet help students succeed in school-and in life! Eating healthy and being active for 60 minutes each day has been shown to:
Boost academic performance
Improve classroom attendance and behavior
Increase concentration and focus
Salud Por Vida, PEP (Physical Education Program) Project is a federally funded program through the educational support services of the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Of Schools.