A new policy could change health and wellness inside Little Rock schools in a big way.
A new policy could change health and wellness inside Little Rock schools in a big way.
Tisch Food Center’s newest report, "Cooking Outside the Box," shows that the largest school district in the country can turn back the clock and serve fresh, appealing, scratch cooked meals to students! Read on to learn more!
Last week, Healthier Generation announced the 2019 list of America’s Healthiest Schools. Read on to learn more!
As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Together for Healthy and Successful Schools initiative, researchers from Health Equity Works at the Washington University in St. Louis created the Healthy Schools Toolkit to support school and district leaders in educating students by tending to their physical and emotional needs as well.
Check out these five tips from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation to close out the school year on a healthy note.
Vermont’s Maple Run Unified School District made a major leap towards improving its wellness policy rating by adopting a new wellness policy. Don’t miss the details on this exciting change!
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, is addressing health disparities in its community in exciting ways. Find out how!
Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore, MD was honored in 2018 as one of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Find out why!
National Nutrition Month®, celebrated annually to encourage sound eating habits in kids and adults, allows us to reflect on the great progress we’ve made in creating a total culture of health.
Exciting news out of Kansas City, Mo.! On Dec.12, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education passed a wellness policy to ensure opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity throughout the school day!
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At least one item must be checked within each of the following two categories:
1. Applicant is focused on changing policies and environments
They are working on one of Voices for Healthy Kid's six issue areas:
Ensure foods and beverages in schools meet dietary guidelines
Expand community access to high quality food
Expand physical activity programs in and out of school
Improve built environment in communities to increase physical activity
Use pricing strategies to promote purchase of healthier foods
Use regulation/policy to reduce youth exposure to unhealthy food marketing
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Public Health Agencies
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Federal, state, county or transportation department
Federal, state or local education agency or school board
If the applicant claims to work for an organization, at least one item must be checked below:
3. Applicant works for an organization:
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Is listed on the organization website as staff
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