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 Upcoming Events

Healthy Schools Summer Academy
June 22-23, 2016, Gainesville, Florida

Registration coming soon!

Upcoming Grants

Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active.School Grants for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn.  Action for Healthy Kids applications are now being accepted until April 1 for the 2016-2017 school year. Click School Breakfast Grants and Game On Grants to learn more.

 

Saucony Run for Good Grants: The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to reversing obesity rates by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and a healthier lifestyle. Maximum award size is $10,000 to initiate, expand, or improve running programs for children and/or teens. Deadlines are on February 1st and August 1st annually. Visit Saucony Grants to learn more.

 


Technical Assistance

CDC’s Healthy Schools program is pleased to announce the launch of the e-Learning Series forTraining Tools for Healthy Schools:  Promoting Health and Academic Success (TTHS). The Three TTHS tools are:

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools

http://www.orau.gov/dph/cspap/page01.html

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

http://www.orau.gov/dph/shg/page01.html

School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

http://www.orau.gov/dph/shi/page01.html

Users will receive a tailored learning experience through self-directed modules ranging from 1 – 1.5 hours, continuing education credits (CEU) and certificate of completion.

Get Recognition for Promoting a Healthier School Environment

If you’re ready to take HealthierUS School Challenge but you need some help with the application process, contact your FL Action for Healthy Kids State Coordinator, Melodie Griffin at mgriffin@actionforhealthykids.org for additional information.  Need assistance completing and submitting your application?  You can also contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for further assistance.  Contact Jamie Burch, RDN, LD/N, SNS at Jamie.Burch@freshfromflorida.com.

Need help with any of the following in your school or district?

  • Meeting statutory requirements for reporting through the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR)
  • Compliance with Florida's Anti-Bullying and Harassment Law (Florida's Anti-Bullying Law - s.1006.147, F.S.)
  • Improving the conditions for learning in your school or district

Contact the Florida Department of Education's Office of Safe Schools at (850) 245-0416 or SDFS@fldoe.org.

Research

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance MMWR Surveillance Summary and the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results have been released. Access Summary, Data File, Fact Sheets.U.S. DOJ study reveals that school officials are more likely to learn of child victimization than police or medical authorities. Access Report

 

 

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