The Path to Healthy Schools

Health and learning go hand in hand

Cairn   /ke(ə)rn/  (noun)

A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline.
A guide or marker on a hiking trail or path.

Creating places of health and well-being where kids can win through education.

August 31, 2013 | 4,197 miles from the Oregon coast to the Rhode Island shore

August 31, 2013 | 4,197 miles from the Oregon coast to the Rhode Island shore

Jess did it! She successfully completed her 23 year dream of bicycling across the United States. And, she's raised over $22,000 for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to eliminate childhood obesity. To learn more about her journey visit her Road to Rhode website at www.roadtorhode.com or listen to Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast interview with Jess here or download on iTunes here.

Cairn Guidance was created by Jessica Lawrence, a former health teacher and health education curriculum specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. We are a consulting business that offers services such as facilitation, presentations, curriculum and materials development. We have been working with clients since August of 2006.

Cairn addresses school and public health issues and focuses on a process that is effective and results-oriented. Some of our clients include schools, districts, state departments of education, non-profits, public health organizations and state departments of health and human services.

We believe that health and learning go hand in hand. With the competing pressures that schools face, the health and well-being of our school communities are oftentimes forgotten. Cairn believes that the core of a school community is how it functions as a collaborative entity to support the health of the students, teachers, staff and larger school community.

Jessica receiving first ever annual "Healthier Generation Hero Award" from Howell Wechsler, CEO of the  Alliance for a Healthier Generation. For her contributions to the field of school health and childhood obesity awareness.

Jessica receiving first ever annual "Healthier Generation Hero Award" from Howell Wechsler, CEO of the  Alliance for a Healthier Generation. For her contributions to the field of school health and childhood obesity awareness.