Delivering on Abbott's Values
Through volunteering, we each demonstrate in a personal way Abbott’s commitment to helping people live fully.
Plant the seeds for healthy behaviors with activities that evaluate health fads, help set physical fitness goals, and more.
Hear how Abbott invests in local communities to make a lasting impact as your colleagues share stories about their volunteer experiences and what drives them to give back.
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STEM Aligned Lessons
These STEM activities explore the science behind how exercise and nutrition help reduce the risk of developing certain noncommunicable diseases. Students will learn how a healthy heart pumps blood, the relationship between exercise and energy, and the dangers of overconsumption of sugar.
In this session, students will learn about kinetic energy and demonstrate the effects of mass and speed on energy during a lab activity. Students will draw conclusions about the connections between kinetic energy, physical activity, and reducing their risk of developing certain NCDs.
Students will learn how a healthy heart pumps blood through their bodies’ arteries by building a common model of a pumping heart. Then, they will learn about heart disease, how it affects the heart's ability to pump, and how this noncommunicable disease develops and can be prevented.
Volunteers will lead these paper-based lessons, which are designed to inspire students to think critically about healthy living and preventing noncommunicable diseases, within one class period.
Students will learn the difference between health fads in the news and healthy habits that are scientifically sound. Students can then research recent health stories that made headlines and share their findings with the class.
Classes will be tasked with planning a student-facing campaign that promotes physical activity by identifying a major barrier to being active and proposing how to overcome it. Students will create a tangible goal and then share their results as part of the campaign requirements.
This activity focuses on the idea that healthy doesn’t have to mean tasteless. Upon reviewing their country’s dietary guidelines, students can develop modifications to their diet that will help them eat more healthily while still enjoying what they consume.
Students work in teams to design the optimal menu for a meal to celebrate a special event. Teams are given guidelines on nutrition and costs, and will use critical thinking to develop a healthy menu on a budget.
Students will work in teams to participate in an educational escape room! Simple fitness challenges and health-themed puzzles will be presented to students as stations. Students that successfully complete all of the components will be eligible to escape!
Lead students through an exploration of health concepts and prevention of noncommunicable diseases with these standards-aligned, instructional resource bundles. Each lesson features digital media, engaging animation, and online resources. The lessons encourage student collaboration, communication, and engagement around key health skills.
Help put students on the path toward improving their eating habits as they learn how to apply dietary guidelines to nutritious meal plans they will create for themselves.
This digital lesson will guide students through an exploration of the link between physical activity and health. In stations, students will try different forms of physical activity, investigate how their body reacts to different types of exercise, and learn more about each activity’s specific positive effects. Students will then examine their current level of activity and create an action plan to help them work toward achieving 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Building off the popularity and efficiency of YouTube workouts, student groups will collaborate to create the content for a short workout routine. They will learn the difference between aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening activities in order to create a routine that touches on three important types of physical activity. Students will then share their workout routines as they work toward accomplishing their 60 minutes of daily physical activity!