Eat, Move, Succeed Karyn Kirschbaum & Patricia Gremillion-Burdge Western Suffolk BOCES/SSSC Healthy Schools New York (HSNY) Healthnets Conference November 5, 2013 Suffolk Zone Conference November 5, 2013
HSNY works with school districts to implement sustainable school health policy and practice changes that improve healthful eating and increase opportunities for physical activity and quality physical education. Healthy Schools New York
Todays Objectives Summarize scientific evidence that supports how physical education (PE), physical activity (PA) and healthy behaviors impact academic achievement Share readily available user friendly tools that supplement instruction in wellness, physical activity and physical education Provide online resources that promote physical activity, fitness and wellness
The Evidence – Studies show that a healthy student earns better grades, is more likely to attend school and is more ready to learn – Students with decreased overall diet quality were significantly more likely to perform poorly – Students who met Healthy People 2010 guidelines for vigorous activity received higher grades Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for Americas Health – Study shows children scored a full grade higher in reading comprehension after physical activity than after a period of rest. UPI, 3/31/09 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign release 3/31/09; Hillman et al, Neuroscience.
Benefits of Physical Activity Regular physical activity promotes important health benefits, reduces risk for obesity and is linked with enhanced academic performance Reduces anxiety and depression and promotes positive mental health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical activity guidelines advisory committee report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008
Benefits of Physical Activity Activity breaks can improve cognitive performance and classroom behavior Children are more active when schools provide supervised recess and designated play spaces In-class activity breaks increase physical activity and enhance academic achievement www.activelivingresearch.org To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha
Benefits of Health Education Health-related factors such as hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance. Health-risk behaviors such as early sexual initiation, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to poor grades and test scores and lower educational attainment. http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/health_and_academics/ Leading national education organizations recognize the close relationship between health and education, as well as the need to foster health and well-being within the educational environment for all students.
Physical Education Schools can provide outstanding learning environments while improving childrens health through quality PE and physical activity breaks Quality PE programs result in more physically active children Increasing time for PE and physical activity does not hurt academic performance, and in some cases, may actually improve it Kids who are physically fit are likely to have stronger academic performance Elementary school girls who participated in more physical education had better math and reading tests scores than girls who had less time in physical education www.activelivingresearch.org
Classroom Activity Breaks Cost Programs Energizers! (Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.) Take 10 Plus 5 Fitness Activity Works Brain Gym - Simple Activities for Whole-Brain Learning Move To Improve (MTI) Energizing Brain Breaks SPARK (Limited Space Activities) CATCH PE Free Programs Energizers (North Carolina; Eat Smart Move More) Energizers (North Carolina; Eat Smart Move More) National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) JAM (Just a minute) School Program (Video) JAM (Just a minute) School Program
Rethink School Breakfast School breakfast helps improve childrens academic performance, whereas skipping breakfast and experiencing hunger impair development and learning Students who participate in school breakfast show improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance as well as decreased tardiness Participating in school breakfast is associated with improved math grades, attendance, and punctuality
School Breakfast Children who are undernourished have poorer cognitive functioning when they miss breakfast Behavioral, emotional, and academic problems are more prevalent among children with hunger Children experiencing hunger have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade FRAC: Breakfast for Health, Fall 2011
Healthy Active Fundraisers Fun Runs/Walks Walk-a-thons Bowl-a-thons Golf Tournaments Sporting Events Family Obstacle Courses Teacher Student Competitions Hula Hoop a-thons Hop a-thons School Dances Treasure Hunts/Scavenger Hunts Community Cleanups
Ec0-Friendly Fundraisers Recycled sneaker & flip flops for playgrounds Recycling of clothing, cell phones, and printer cartridges Plants, flowers, bulb seeds Milkmuny Terracycle ReSnackIt
60 Minutes! Lets Move The CDC AAHPERD NASPE USDA Action for Healthy Kids Alliance for a Healthier Generation American Council on Exercise
The Champions Role Be a champion for health, wellness, and fitness Bring your passion, knowledge and resources Support a culture of wellness in your school environment Serve as a role model Contributing member of the Wellness Committee
Find opportunities to communicate health promotion messages, tools and information to staff, students and parents Speak at a PTO/PTA meeting about the importance of PE, PA Post wellness messages on your webpages and teacher pages Create a newsletter or submit to your school newsletter information and message about PA and PE Train and guide staff regarding a more productive recess Organize wellness walks, fitness runs, virtual walks across America Collaborate with classroom teachers and share ideas for incorporating PA in the classroom and ELA and Math in the gym! Promote a Healthy School Environment
Categories of Resources Funding Opportunities National Campaigns, Challenges, Pledges Classroom, Building, and District Resources Curricula Materials (elementary & secondary) Recognition Ideas for Fundraisers and Healthier Classroom Celebrations Physical Activity Classroom Breaks Gardening – Farm to School
Campaigns/ Initiatives Sponsored By Resources & FundingContact WebsitesOther Information Action for Healthy Kids Public/Private (i.e.) American Dairy Council & Stop N Shop, Kelloggs, Wal- Mart Foundation Monies available at times Free Webinars www.ActionforHealthyKids.org Kim McLaughlin, State Coordinator kmclaughlin@actionforhealthyki ds.org Infrastructure Changing Game On, Get in the Action Active Schools Acceleration Project Tufts$1,000 seed funding to launch new physical activity programs: 100 Mile Club, BOKS, Just Move www.activeschoolsasap.org University Alliance for a Healthier Generation American Heart Association & Clinton Foundation Expert training & resources (recd $23.2 million from Robert Wood Johnson to extend Healthy Schools through 2014) www.healthiergeneration.orgWeb-based resources, grant announcements possible funds BAM! Body and Mind Dept. of Health and Human Services & CDC Interactive web-based activities on all health and safety issues concerning youth ages 9-13 Materials and Resources for teachers www.bam.gov/Government Fuel Up to Play 60 Gen Youth National Football League, National Dairy Council Up to $4,000, web-based information Grades 4-10 challenge comprised of 6 steps – building champion student base to change school environment www.fueluptoplay60.com Empowers youth to eat nourishing foods and engage in PA 60 minutes/day Food Day 10/24/2013 Center for Science in The Public Interest (founder) Food Day curriculum and other resources http://foodday.org/Advocacy group – Campaign to help solve food-related problems in homes, farms, schools, and communities
The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit - a collection of resources including brochures, fact sheets, FAQs, fliers, school lessons, templates and much more, to help prepare everyone for the changes to school meals this school year. www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday
Wellness Wake-Up Messages NY Coalition for Healthy School Food http://www.healthyschoolfood.org http://www.healthyschoolfood.org Nutrition Messages for morning announcements Wellness Wednesdays Goals as Mandated by Local Wellness Policies Free to New York State Schools
Wellness Wakeup Messages ElementarySecondary Good morning! This is your Wellness Wakeup Call. When we eat healthy foods, our bodies stay healthy, we feel good, and we do our best thinking. Enjoy your day, the healthy way! (September #1, Food for Health and Fruits) Good morning! This is your Wellness Wakeup Call. When it comes to food, its important to think for yourself, and not believe what the food companies tell you. They just want to sell their products and make money. They are usually very successful in duping/brainwashing (use whatever phrase would work best for your students) most of Americas youth, and see you as the bulls- eye of the target. You can be different. Thinking for yourself means that they did not succeed in hoodwinking you. Enjoy your day, the healthy way! (Month #9, Media Literacy and Food Politics)
Think Breakfast 3-week program of classroom activities to encourage and motivate students to eat breakfast each day Interactive CD-ROM featuring a fun dance exercise video and an instructional recipe video, along with the Think Breakfast! jingle Motivational rewards: pedometers and bookmarks Fun interactive games to play online or on any mobile device www.thinkbreakfast.com
Food & Fun After School Materials and Curriculum to promote improved nutrition and physical activity in after school programs for grades K-5 www.foodandfun.org Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center & OSNAP
National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) and Nestle Resources for educators and families to help support ongoing efforts to teach students K-6 about being healthy. www.nestleusa.com/healthysteps
Smarter Lunchrooms Cornell University Food and Brand Lab- http://smarterlunchrooms.org http://smarterlunchrooms.org A smarter lunchroom is one that nudges kids towards nutritious foods The Smarter Lunchroom applies research- based principles that lead children to make healthy choices when provided with the full spectrum of choice
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders Curriculum on healthy body image and eating disorders http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Project Lean Develops toolkits, lesson plans, fact sheets, policy briefs, reports, fact sheets, and brochures on topics such as school wellness, stakeholder engagement, physical activity/physical education, safe routes to school, school food and beverage standards, and marketing in schools http://www.californiaprojectlean.org
Yale Rudd Center Yale Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity
Current Grant Opportunities Fuel Up to Play 60 – Due June 2014 – Up to $1,000 to help your school building jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. http://www.fueluptoplay60.comhttp://www.fueluptoplay60.com Saucony Run for Good grant – Due December 13, 2013 – Up to $10,000 to increase participation in running among youth 18 years or less. http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/how-to-apply/http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/how-to-apply/ School Gardens- Due 11/15/13, 12/6/13, 1/17/14 – 3 separate gardening/education grants eligible to schools working with 15 students 3 – 18 years of age. Awards will range from $500 - $1,500. http://kidsgardening.org http://kidsgardening.org General Mills, Champions for Healthy Kids - 3/15/14 - Grants of $10,000 to not-for-profit organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth (ages 2-18). http://www.generalmills.com/en/Responsibility/community_engagement/Grants/Champions_for_healthy_kid s.aspx http://www.generalmills.com/en/Responsibility/community_engagement/Grants/Champions_for_healthy_kid s.aspx Kaboom Community Partner Program -$15,000 grants to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment that will be built using the KaBoom! Community-build model. http://kaboom.org/about_kaboom/programs/grants Salad Bars-– No Deadlines the goal is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years. Any school participating in the federal school lunch program can apply. http://saladbars2schools.orghttp://saladbars2schools.org
Fuel Up to Play 60 Founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day http://www.fueluptoplay60.com Deadline: June 2014?
Run for Good The Saucony Run for Good Program has been created to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children Participants must be 18 years of age or less Public Schools and 501(c)(3) can apply Up to$10,000 Two application deadlines per year – Dec 13 and June 13 http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/how-to-apply/
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