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Huffin' 'n' Puffin'

from Byrnes Health Education Center

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Children and teenagers are faced with decisions related to their health every day, and as they get older the pressures they face about those decisions by their peers increases. In particular, substance abuse of high concern for this age group includes inhalant abuse (also known as huffing) and tobacco products. The main emphasis of Huffin' 'n' Puffin' is to highlight the healthy function of the nervous and respiratory systems as well as explain (in an age-appropriate manner) the dangerous effects of these substances on these systems. Through engaging interactive participation and the use of multi-media, participants will gain knowledge vital to making informed decisions to remain drug-free throughout their lifetime.

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By Request: $195.00

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One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Substance Abuse

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A fee of 25% will be charged to sites that cancel with 15-3 days notice.
A full 100% fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
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About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education Center

York, PA
United States

Located in Central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center is an organization who is dedicated to the misson of educating and inspiring healthy choices in people of all ages.  Our team is proud to offer a variety of health education programming for students in Pre-K thru Grade 12.  Broadcasting LIVE from The Center's teaching theaters, students are engaged through interactive exhibits & props, and presented content that adheres to national education standards.  Subject areas include Character Education/Bullying Prevention, Drug Education, General Health, Human Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Oral Health and Safety & Disease Prevention.  Each of our programs are mapped to all 50 state educational standards as well as those in Canada.  We are passionate about health education and are thrilled to be partnering with you!

Nikole Tome, MPH, MCHES

Program Details


1. Discuss things most important to participants (i.e. healthy body, family, friends, education)
2. Explain definition of drug (legal vs illegal)
3. Explain proper medication use (OTC vs Rx)
4. Explain reasons for drug abuse (peer pressure)
5. Review function of nervous system (Brain Exhibit)
6. Explain dangers of inhalant-abuse/huffing to nervous system (Glove Activity)
7. Review function of respiratory system (Ciliated Mucous Cell and Alveoli Exhibit)
8. Explain dangers of tobacco products to respiratory system (Drug Tri-lon Exhibit & Mr. Grossmouth Model)
9. Explain current tobacco industry advertisement techniques
10. Conclude by returning to the discussion of things that are most important and they hopefully influence us to continue to make positive and healthy decisions throughout the future.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Define the term drug.
2. Describe how inhalants and tobacco affect the respiratory and nervous systems.
3. Define positive and negative peer pressure and explain how it can affect healthy decision making.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

State Standards

Pennsylvania Health, Safety, & Physical Education
10.1.6 B, D, E
10.2.6 E