Substance Abuse Prevention - Be Smart, Don't Start (GR K-2)

by  Byrnes Health Education

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Be Smart, Don't Start is a foundational substance abuse prevention program that focuses on the healthy function of major organs of the body like the heart, lungs, and brain, With age-appropriate information and activities, this program is designed to teach students about the basic effects of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco products on the body. Emphasis is placed on healthy habits (like healthy nutrition, adequate physical activity, cleanliness, and proper rest) and healthy substances like (clean air, healthy food, ample water, and necessary/proper medication use).

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About This Program


By Request: $350.00

Pricing - $350 per program for 1-50 students; $600 per program for 51-100 students

A tiered pricing system is utilized based on the number of program participants which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

**Please provide approximately 4 weeks' notice when scheduling.


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, Homeschool/Family

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Substance Abuse Prevention

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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.
No fee will be charged to programs cancelled due to natural causes (weather, etc.)

About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, Byrnes Health Education (BHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the mission of educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices since 1995.

We are proud to offer a variety of preventive health education programs to students (grades PreK-12) and adults (workplace, parents, teachers). Those local to our area can experience our "in-person" programs either here at our center or at their location. Additionally, now thanks to technology, participants outside of our "in-person" reach can experience our "live-virtual" webcast programs during which a BHE health educator streams live from one of our five teaching theaters, Participants in all programs are presented vital health content while being engaged through interactive visuals, props, exhibits, activities, and experiments,

Program subject areas include Social/Emotional (character education/bullying prevention), substance abuse prevention, general health, human development, nutrition & fitness, oral health, and safety & disease prevention. All program content is based on factual scientific information, and guided and mapped to state and national health education standards (as well as those in several Canadian providences).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you to share in that passion!

Lydia Seifert, Assistant Director of Education Services
717-848-3064 ext 267

Program Details


1. Healthy Substances: clean air, healthy food, & ample water
2. Healthy Substances: necessary/proper medication use
3. Medicine versus candy look-a=likes
4. Harmful Substances: Caffeine
5. Harmful Substances: Alcohol
6. Harmful Substances: Tobacco/nicotine products


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the basic function of the major organs of the body.
2. Describe the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco on the major organs of the body.
3. Identify behaviors necessary to maintaining a healthy body.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
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.

State Standards

Pennsylvania Health, Safety, & Physical Education
Grade 3
10.1.3 Concepts of Health, B Location/Function of Major Organs
10.1.3 Concepts of Health, D Age Appropriate Drug Information
10.2.3 Healthful Living, B Health Related Information
10.2.3 Healthful Living, C Media Influences on Health
10.2.3 Healthful Living, E Environmental Factors on Health
10.3.3 Safety & Injury Prevention, A Safe/Unsafe Practices
10.3.3 Safety & Injury Prevention, C Conflict Situations