The FCCLA Student Body national peer education program helps young people learn to eat right, be fit, and make healthy choices. Its goals are to: help young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health, provide youth opportunities to teach others, and develop healthy lifestyles, as well as communication and leadership skills.
The teen years are an ideal time to establish healthy attitudes and habits to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, many of our youth are not physically fit, have poor eating habits, and are often bothered by a lack of self-esteem. Student Body gives teens the facts and incentives they need to build a healthy body, both today and in the future.
Student Body National Program Guide (Flash Drive):
FCCLA’s Student Body national peer education program helps young people make informed, responsible decisions about their health, provides youth opportunities to teach others, and develops healthy lifestyles along with communication and leadership skills.
- The Healthy You - Empowering teens to make wise food and lifestyle choices
- The Fit You - Empowering teens to take charge of their health and their level of fitness
- The Real You - Empowering teens to maintain positive mental health
- The Resilient You - Empowering teens to live in ways that build emotional health
The Student Body Flash Drive holds information on the Student Body Program, activities, games, handouts, lesson plans, links, and tools. It is a great addition to any FCS classroom and FCCLA chapter. To purchase, visit the FCCLA e-store and click on "Chapter Supplies and Publications" then "Books and Flash drives."
FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete Student Body projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Student Body Program Award Application.
- High School Award - $1,000
- Middle School Award - $1,000
- Runner-Up Award - $500
Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1. The online award system will automatically close March 1, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Learn how to apply here!
Congratulations 2019 Student Body Award Winners!High School Winner
Weslaco High School, Texas
Project Title: “WOW Weslaco High Celebrates Wellness" Middle School Winner
Ringwood Public School FCCLA, Oklahoma
Project Title: “Let's Give a Hoot About Healthy Choices" Runner-Up Winner
Grayson County CATE Center, Virginia
Project Title: “Blue Devil on the Go - Healthy Snacks for Student Athletes"
Need help brainstorming project ideas?
- Participate in the Taking Down Tobacco initiative
- Strengthen families with FCCLA @ The Table
- Think it through with the FCCLA Planning Process Template
- Explore the following STAR Events:
- Environmental Ambassador
- Focus On Children
- Food Innovations
- Illustrated Talk
- Nutrition and Wellness
- Sports Nutrition
- Digital Stories For Change
- OR Take advantage of the unique resources offered by FCCLA’s partners below!
- Action for Healthy Kids - Engaging diverse organizations, leaders, and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth, and schools.
- AdVenture Capital ("AdCap") - is a program that inspires, empowers, and motivates creative, curious, and brave student entrepreneurs who wish to make changes in school and community health and wellness. AdCap wants to support YOUR big ideas! We encourage you to check out some of the AdCap projects that were created by our FCCLA chapters across the nation for inspiration, here.
- American Cleaning Institute - The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), formerly The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industrym®, representing producers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging; oleochemical producers; and chemical distributors to the cleaning product industry.
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids - The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Their vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.
- USDA - What’s Shaking? Creative Ways to Boost Flavor with Less Sodium is USDA’s national collaborative sodium reduction initiative to foster creative ways to boost flavor and maximize taste to support efforts to lower the sodium content of school meals.
- FCCLA Student Body Info Sheet
- Teen Times
- Downloadable copies of all 2017-2018 Teen Times and Teaching with Teen Times available for affiliated chapters on the FCCLA Portal
- Adviser submitted lesson plans and activities