Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones

Empowering young children to make healthy choices.

Tap into Teaching Substance Abuse Prevention to Preschoolers with “HALO”

Posted January 15, 2014, in Announcements — No responses so far.

Pictured are Morgan and Jaida attending a HALO class at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition. Morgan is wearing the “HALO Anatomy Apron” and her cousin, Jaida is listening to her heartbeat as they learn how to keep their organs healthy. Imagine a prevention teacher announcing “HALO Time” and preschool children eagerly gathering to sing […]

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Make Holiday Kitchen Memories with Little Ones

Posted December 11, 2012, in Announcements — No responses so far.

During the holidays, families come together to visit, eat, give gifts and share their heritage. Little ones get excited about receiving gifts, playing with toys and visiting relatives. While preparing holiday goodies, to help reduce stress and create some fun, remember to include the little ones. Turn on some holiday music, invite the children into […]

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Children’s Lives Improve Through Learning HALO

Posted February 23, 2012, in Announcements — No responses so far.

When the Wheeler Clinic received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Project Launch Grant, they ordered English and Spanish HALO Kits in June 2011. Their plan is to teach HALO – our preschool health education and prevention curriculum for children ages 3-6 – to over 1100 children in New Britain Connecticut, helping […]

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HALO Celebrates 20 Years of Teaching Healhty Choices to Little One’s

Posted October 11, 2011, in Announcements — No responses so far.

Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones (HALO) is celebrating 20th years of healthy choices! In 1991, HALO was created by Heartland Family Service as an early intervention to prevent use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs by building protective factors in children ages 3 to 6. HALO’s comprehensive 12 unit curriculum was designed to build social and […]

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Raisin’ Healthy Diet Choices for Life.

Posted May 31, 2011, in Announcements — No responses so far.

What shapes and determines what we decide to eat every day? Our daily diet decision is influenced by a number of things that include; whatever tastes good, is easy to prepare, doesn’t cost too much and is convenient. Sometimes our friends and social gatherings command what we eat. And from an early age, parents, family […]

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