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School Health and Wellness Resources

 

Resources

Whole-School Restorative Approach Resource Guide
This publication provides readers with an orientation to a whole-school restorative approach and points readers toward more in-depth resources and current research. This guide does not replace comprehensive training. Readers are encouraged to use the Whole-School Restorative Approach Resource Guide to locate relevant resources and to seek out training that provides opportunities for practical application.

 

Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Healthy Schools Campaign and Alliance for a Healthier Generation are pleased to announce the release of the Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guide includes important background information, data sources, tips for advocates and sample health and wellness questions that can be included in needs assessments

 

Safe Routes to School
A bike train is a fun and easy way for kids to safely get physical activity on the way to or from school. Our new toolkit, The Wheels on the Bike Go Round and Round: How to Get a Bike Train Rolling at Your School, is designed to help parents, educators, and community members plan and organize a bike train using adult volunteers as leaders. Created with support from the California Department of Public Health, this step-by-step guide outlines how to plan and implement a bike train for your school, and includes tools, tips, and resources for a fast and easy start.

 

Funding Opportunities

Parents for Healthy Kids Grants:

Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its Parents for Healthy Kids grant opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year. These grants are for parents or parent  groups to implement physical activity and nutrition initiatives. Get the full grant details, including application process, at ParentsforHealthyKids.org/grants. You can also view  our Parents for Healthy Kids grant webinar recorded on February 22, 2018. Be sure to visit ParentsforHealthyKids.org to learn more about how to improve health at school and at home! All applicants will be entered for a chance to win one of 5 ALDI gift cards worth $100 each for their schools. Deadline April 13th.

 

In the News

After the bell breakfasts aim to reduce hunger at Vermont schools
https://www.timesargus.com/articles/after-the-bell-breakfasts-aim-to-reduce-hunger-at-vermont-schools/


Study: U.S. Childhood Obesity Rates Rising, Recent Notable Increase Among Children Ages 2-5 and Teen Girls Ages 16-19
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-kids-obesity/u-s-childhood-obesity-rates-rising-again-idUSKCN1GB2X5


Increasing Physical Activity During the School Day, Examples from States
http://hechingerreport.org/growing-number-states-hoping-improve-kids-brains-exercise/

 
Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks
https://www.edutopia.org/article/research-tested-benefits-breaks


Evidence Links Sugary Drinks and Obesity: Developing Ads Targeted to Teens to Reduce Consumption
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evidence-based-living/201801/new-evidence-links-sugary-drinks-and-obesity

 

 

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