VEHI PATH to Wellness Vermont Salt Caves
Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model to Build Bridges and Break Down Silos
April 24, 1:00-2:00pm ET (It will be recorded)
This webinar, co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will describe the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how it can be used as a framework for integrating health and learning, enhancing coordination within the school district, and increasing collaboration with community partners. Examples from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (North Carolina) and San Diego Unified School District (California) will demonstrate real-world application of the WSCC model to engage multiple school and community partners to support student health and academic success.
More Plants Please!
April 10, 2pm MT
How is your food service program making a positive impact on the environment? Learn why getting more plant forward meals into school lunch matters during this Chef Ann Foundation webinar. Hear from Friends of the Earth U.S. and Novato Unified School District about how more plant-based meals can have a positive environmental impact as a part of a healthy, nutritious meal, and how you can make plant forward meals fit into your school lunch menus. Curious? Register here.
Action for Healthy Kids
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.
April 23-27, 2018
Every Kid Healthy is not just a sentiment; it’s an annual week-long recognition of wellness achievements in school communities across the country, launched by our partners at Action for Healthy Kids in 2013. Join us in celebrating the sixth annual Every Kid Healthy™ Week from April 23–27 by helping schools host fun and interactive health-promoting events. #EveryKidHealthy
Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 is National Bike to School Day. Thousands of students across the country will be riding, scootering, rolling, and walking to participate. Get your school, families, students, and friends involved in the fun with one or more of the ideas below. Ask your school to make an announcement with ideas for participating today! Read more here at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership website.
Kids to Parks Day:
The National Park Trust is celebrating Kids to Parks Day 2018 on Saturday, May 19. Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. There are several ways to participate. Find an event near you or consider hosting an event in your favorite park. Before you go, download these family resources to take with you
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.
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
Increasing Physical Activity During the School Day, Examples from States
Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks
Evidence Links Sugary Drinks and Obesity: Developing Ads Targeted to Teens to Reduce Consumption