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Be Wiser

from McMillen Health

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Students will learn the facts about alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medicine. A major emphasis will be the effects of these drugs on the brain and the body so students will choose a drug-free life. Activities will include role-playing to help students develop the refusal and resistance skills necessary to avoid the influence of peer pressure. Students will learn that sleeping, exercising, eating healthy foods and having a positive attitude will all work together as four keys to being healthy.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 minutes for 2nd-3rd grade

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Family & Consumer Science, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. Students will learn the four keys to good health and then transition to talk about drugs.
2. Discussion about how alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and inhalants affect the body and brain
3. Student volunteers will be ‘pressured’ to try a drug and will be coached by the McMillen educator on refusal skills


Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:
1. State four ways to keep the body healthy.
2. List three functions of the brain.
3. Define when it is okay to take medicine.
4. State that nicotine can be poisonous.
5. State the definition of a drug.
6. List the main effects of alcohol on the brain.
7. List the main effects of tobacco on the body.
8. Define peer pressure.
9. Identify and practice using at least three refusal techniques.
10. Demonstrate the best way to refuse a drug.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

US National Health Education Standards:1,2,4,5,7.
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State Standards

Visit for the alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.