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Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program - a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) includes physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. CDC offers a step-by-step guide to help schools develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school physical activity programs
Free posters to print - Healthy South Dakota posters that are appropriate for youth. New posters added each month.
The Department of Health and SDSU Extension are offering HOM mini-grants for spring and summer 2014 to help South Dakota children learn about and try a variety of fruits and vegetables. The grants are open to schools, after school programs, preschools, and summer programs. Agencies may apply based on the total enrollment of the classes who will experience HOM — up to 100 children, $125; 101 to 200 children, $250; and 201 to 400 children, $500.
Funds may be used to purchase fruits and vegetables for lessons and tasting experiences, nutrition education materials, and child-friendly tools for fruit and vegetable preparation. The grant will also provide print resources for Harvest of the Month/ Pick it! Try it! Like it! signs and recipe cards for the first 10 grocers who agree to be a part of their school’s HOM mini-grant plan. Materials for HOM, sdharvestofthemonth.org/, and HOM/Pick it! Try it! Like it!igrow.org/healthy-families/health-and-wellness/pick-it-try-it-like-it/ are available for free download.
Applications will be accepted until all available funds are committed. Notification of grant approval will be within one week of receipt. Final summary and evaluations are due August 15, 2014.To learn more or request an application contact Karlys.Wells@sdstate.edu.
Behavioral and Social Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Enhanced School-Based Physical Education
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends enhanced school-based physical education (PE) to increase physical activity. This is based on strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing the amount of time students spend in moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during PE class. Read the full Task Force Finding and Rationale Statement for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.
School Year Resources
CDC Releases School Health Index 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is pleased to announce the release of the updated School Health Index (SHI).
South Dakota Model Wellness Policy Revised South Dakota’s Model Wellness Policy was recently revised in response to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act which increased the requirements for local wellness policies. The Act requires any participating National School Lunch Programs to establish a local school wellness policy.
Sanford Health and WebMD teamed up to develop a comprehensive collection of resources to empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyle choices towards prevention of childhood obesity. The FIT platform is based on the latest scientific and behavioral research designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. There are four pillars to the FIT platform: FOOD, Nutritional fitness, MOVE: Physical Fitness, MOOD: Emotional Fitness and RECHARGE: Behavioral Fitness. Learn more about Sanford/WebMD Fit
"Children today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents for the first time in 100 years."
–Dr. William J. Klish, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.
Let’s Move Active Schools - comprehensive program developed to empower parents and schools to create active environments for students to reach their greatest potential. Schools are provided with tools and resources, activation grants and direct assistance and training to implement the program.
Learn more: funding opportunities for Fuel Up to Play 60 - upcoming application deadline is November 1, 2013.
More Than Mud Pies: a nutrition curriculum guide for preschool children