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1 The Role of the School Nurse in School Wellness Policies and Practices

2 Webinar Logistics Telephone or speakers Everyone is muted
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3 Agenda The Basics of Local Wellness Policies (LWP)
How School Nurses can help implement LWP What is Fuel Up to Play 60? School Nurse Success Story Questions/Answers

4 Local Wellness Policies
Amy Moyer Director of Field Operations Action for Healthy Kids

5 Who is Action for Healthy Kids?
Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. Let’s get started. First I’d like to give you a little background on AFHK in case you’re unfamiliar with what we do…… National non-profit that fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We are moms, dads, teachers, students, school wellness experts and more that have banded together to create healthier learning environments for our children. We believe that everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.

6 Who is Action for Healthy Kids?
Our goal is to create school communities where children learn how to make healthy choices from the minute they walk in the front door to the minute they leave at the end of the school day. We were founded in 2002 by former Surgeon General David Satcher. Today we have more than 43,000 constituents. We also partner with dozens of professional associations, government agencies and corporations at the national and local level.  Our goal is to create school communities in which children not only learn how to make healthy choices, but also get to practice healthy choices from the minute they walk in the front door of the school to the minute they leave at the end of the school day….and beyond.

7 What is a policy? An official statement that addresses the needs of a school system, school or classroom Based on values, convictions and beliefs Can play a major role in changing school culture What is a policy and how can it help you with your wellness initiatives? In general, school policies are official statements that address the needs of a school system, school, or classroom. Values, convictions, and beliefs usually form the basis for a policy statement. Policies generally address: What should be done Why it should be done – and Who should do it Over time, policies can play a major role in culture changes within a school or district.

8 School Wellness Policies
The 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act required districts to have a wellness policy that includes: Nutrition guidelines for foods served on school campus Goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities A plan for measuring implementation Now let’s talk about school wellness policies in particular. In 2004, President Bush signed the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, part of which required all districts that participate in national school meals programs to have a wellness policy in place by July 2006. The law states that wellness policies must include: Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on campus during the day with the goal of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. This includes not just school meals, but also vending, school stores, concessions, and the like Goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities A plan for measuring implementation of the policy, including designation of at least one person in the district who is responsible for ensuring that the wellness policy is being implemented.

9 School Wellness Policies
Wellness policies must be developed and implemented by “local parents, teachers, administrators, school food service, school boards and the public.” The law also requires that wellness policies be developed and implemented by “local parents, teachers, administrators, school food service, school boards and the public.” This provides flexibility for local schools/districts to develop policies that meet their unique circumstances, challenges, and opportunities. It’s important to note that although this policy was mandated as law, it did not include funding or a method of enforcement, so it may or may not actually exist in your district. Or, it may exist on paper only. Also, this is a district requirement – there are currently no federal requirements for individual school policies. Some schools may have adopted health and wellness guidelines or goals on their own. Some states are beginning to require or recommend that health and wellness goals be included in improvement plans or be measured as part of accountability systems.

10 School Wellness Policies
The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act added: Required reporting on policy content and implementation Required periodic assessments Goals for nutrition promotion In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expanded upon the law passed in New provisions for local policies place greater emphasis on implementation, evaluation and public reporting on their progress. Require reporting to the public about the content and implementation of wellness policies Require periodic assessments; results must be made available to the public Must now include goals for nutrition promotion Learn more about the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and local wellness policies at:

11 Action Steps Read your district policy and any school policies or guidelines. Pay attention to policy language. You can get involved at the district level, the individual-school level, or both. If you would like, get involved: Find and read your district’s policy and any guidelines that exist for your individual school. Look for this information online, in a family or parent handbook, or in the school office. Pay attention to the policy language. Does it “suggest,” “encourage,” “recommend” or say “Schools may…”? Or is it stronger: “Schools will…”, “Schools must…” etc. The language of the policy has a lot to do with the policy’s strength.

12 Action Steps Use the policy or school guidelines as a platform for your wellness projects. Whether you have a policy that’s perfect or one that needs improvement – use it! Use its guidelines as a platform for the project(s) you want to implement. When talking to others about your project, mention the goal(s) in the wellness policy that your project will help to meet. If the school hasn’t been meeting all of its district’s wellness policy goals, approach school leaders and, without being antagonistic, mention that you’ve noticed the school might need some help in implementing the wellness policy. Be empathetic about how many tasks schools have on their plates, and say that you would like to help.

13 Meeting Wellness Policy Goals
Nutrition Education and Promotion Healthy food tastings Health fairs School gardens Educational signage Staff nutrition Initiatives can help meet wellness policy goals or individual school guidelines in many ways. Here are some quick ideas to help meet nutrition education or nutrition promotion goals: Organize healthy food tastings Health fairs School gardens Put up educational signage Create opportunities for staff to learn about healthy eating

14 Meeting Wellness Policy Goals
Nutrition Guidelines Salad bars Fresh fruits and veggies at lunch Limitations on unhealthy options for a la carte, stories or concessions Healthy snacks and celebrations guidelines Here are some Ideas for addressing nutrition guidelines – Add a salad bar to the lunchroom Bring more fresh fruits and veggies to lunch Limit unhealthy vending options/concessions Develop healthy snacks and celebrations guidelines

15 Meeting Wellness Policy Goals
Physical Activity/Education Quality PE Classes led by certified PE Teacher Walking school buses Active recess Before or after-school sports or exercise clubs Ideas for addressing physical activity goals include: Implement walking school buses or provide other incentives for walking or biking to school Promote a more active recess Bring in after-school sports or exercise clubs Educate teachers about physical activity breaks in the classroom Improve schoolyard/playground facilities Physical activity breaks in the classroom Schoolyard or playground improvements

16 Meeting Wellness Policy Goals
Health Promotion Recess before lunch Family health nights Healthy rewards TV-turnoff week Healthy fundraisers There are so many things parents can introduce, coordinate or advocate for to meet wellness policy goals. Here are some more ideas: Bring in recess before lunch Plan family nutrition nights Encourage healthy rewards (ask teachers to make no-food-as-reward pledges) Plan TV-turnoff week Plan healthy fundraisers How about throwing an AFHK Get in the Action community event? More ideas will be discussed in later sessions. If this is a small-group session, have participants brainstorm and share ideas among themselves.

17 Action Steps Promote the policy and your school’s wellness practices.
As you start using your policy as a platform for your projects - what other action can you take? Let’s talk about the importance of marketing and promotion. If the members of your school community are not aware of the policy and its guidelines, you’ll need to spend some time marketing it. Remember that this is a new requirement of the HHFKA – districts are required to inform and update the public about the content and implementation of the wellness policy. You can help with this. Offer to develop materials to create community awareness about the wellness policy or school guidelines – posters to put around school, appealing, easy-to- understand brochures or handouts, etc. Write articles for newsletters. Your district and school websites are great places to market the policy. Ideally, you can market the policy or school guidelines and your project at the same time. Promoting all of your school’s wellness practices will help to create a wellness identity for your school – and positive PR is always a good thing for your school and to get buy-in from your principal and school leaders and the community.

18 Strengthening Your District Policy
Join your District Wellness Committee or School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). Join or start a wellness team at your school and create wellness guidelines specific to your school practices. So – weak or strong, perfect or imperfect – you’ve started to use your wellness policy as a platform for change. What if you do want to tackle the policy itself? How do you go about strengthening your district policy? Join your District Wellness Committee or School Health Advisory Council – called a SHAC. These teams that are usually responsible for developing the district policy or for providing input to the district administration on its creation. These committees have varying degrees of power. You’ll need to find out how the committee works, what responsibilities it has, and what the requirements are for joining. If joining is not a possibility for you, talk to committee members and provide input. Remember, the district is required to have input from “local parents, teachers, administrators, school food service, school boards and the public” when developing the policy. The HHFKA adds the requirement that all of these groups (and including school nurses, PE teachers and school health professionals) must be permitted to participate not just in the development, but also in the implementation, periodic review and update of the policy. Forming a team at the school level will go a long way towards advancing wellness efforts across the district. With the participation and support of your school leaders, your wellness team can create school policies or guidelines related to fundraising, rewards, family events, birthdays, parties, recess and much, much more. Use your district policy and other strong policies as a guide.

19 Strengthening Your District Policy
Integrate your wellness policy into your school accountability system and school improvement plan. The School Improvement Plan or SIP might be called something different at your school – but as we mentioned already, it is usually part of your district’s accountability system. Accountability systems operate at the state, district and school level. Remember, accountability teams can be a really good place to focus your attention because they are generally responsible for oversight of things like school performance and they develop improvement plans to increase student achievement. If you can get wellness policy goals integrated into your school improvement plan, there’s a greater possibility they’ll be reviewed and reported on.

20 The Role of the School Nurse in School Wellness Policies and Practices
Shirley Schantz, EdD, RN, ARNP National Association of School Nurses NASN - School Wellness Policies Title of Presentation

21 School Nurse Role in School Health Advisory Council
Interpret the role of school health services and school nursing Collaborate with other disciplines – [ Coordinated school health model ] Identify community resources for students and families (Sheetz, 2011) School wellness committees are a venue to highlight and promote the need for school health and the relationship of health and academics.

22 As a Leader or Participant
Identifier of incidence of diet-related chronic disease and indications for prevention and treatment – High blood pressure; Bullying; Acanthosis nigricans; Type 2 diabetes; Exercise induced asthma; Allergies Advisor/consultant on school health committees; advise on the necessity of good nutrition for learning and brain function – School health expert Advocate for healthy, nutritious food and beverage choices to be made available in all school vending machines, school stores, snack bars, and any area in school where food is sold

23 As a Leader or Participant
Active participant or team leader in wellness policy implementation and evaluation Health/nutrition educator for students, staff, parents and community Liaison with school and community as well as student And family involvement Implementer and manager of wellness policy and school based programs

24 As a Leader or Participant
Advocate for school and community facilities for physical activities for all Provider of health referrals as appropriate and as needed Provider of support and follow up as needed May have to assess what is happening in school already and what is happening with the student population. Do you know what the BMIs in your school are? Does your state have a mandate to do heights and weights. What happens to this report. Can you access the demographics of your county to find out how your school compares with the rest of the district, county or state. If BMIs are done in your school, do parents have access to this information. What is the population of your school – how many are on free and reduced lunch. Do you know what is being served for breakfast. Where it is being served. Is everyone allowed to participate in the breakfast program? Assisting in the development of a school health needs assessment; Student Involvement

25 The Coordinated School Health Model
The Coordinated School Health model serves as an excellent template on which to strengthen wellness concepts already in place. The eight components assist schools to include all of the support services provided for students and staff.

26 The Coordinated School Health Model
Health Education Physical Education Healthy & Safe School Health Services Nutrition Services Counseling, Psychological, Social Services  Health Promotion for Staff  Family/Community Involvement

27 Identify Outcomes   Research based outcomes of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 are being identified, school nurses can consider positive outcomes for the health of students.  Current research indicates the diet of the average student is less than ideal.

28 Role of the School Nurse
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. School nurses:  facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions; promote health and safety including a healthy environment;  intervene with actual and potential health problems;  provide case management services;  actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning  (National Association of School Nurses [NASN], 2010). We know first-hand that school nurses are performing duties today that go well beyond what school nursing was like years ago when health care costs were more affordable, and school children with complex health needs did not come to school. School nurses do not simply wait in their offices for a sick child to appear; rather they provide health services for all the students, but especially for the uninsured. They also provide health education, with special attention to nutrition and obesity. They serve children with chronic conditions which previously were extremely rare in children, such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and food allergy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the percentage of children without health insurance was 8.9% in 2008 (CDC, 2009). With over 1.3 million homeless children in our country, schools have become the only source of health care for many children and adolescents. Time Commitments of School Nurses Today Chronic conditions\ Direct Care for Acute and Chronic Conditions diabetes asthma seizures Medically complex Health Screenings Mental health support Direct Care for Chronic Conditions Emergency care Administrative reports / meetings, IHP, IEP and 504 Plans Injury and illness care and prevention Inservice Education and Delegation Training Statistics show that 15 to 18% of children and youth have some sort of chronic health condition and nearly half of these students have a condition that impacts their life to the point that they could be considered medically disabled. 98% (52 million) children spend their days in school 75.1% of schools have a school nurse

29 Overweight and Obesity in Schools -The Role of the School Nurse (PS)
It is the position of the NASN that school nurses have the knowledge and expertise to promote the prevention of overweight and obesity and address the needs of overweight and obese youth in schools. The school nurse collaborates with students, families, school personnel, and health care providers to promote healthy weight and identify overweight and obese youth who may be at risk for health problems School nurses need to be able to rely on the health care community when students are referred for follow up with the primary health care provider. Many school nurses state that when the families take their children to their primary care provider the families are told the child is fine, he’ll grow into his weight or just eat less and exercise more. Schools should participate in national coalitions that advance a comprehensive agenda for increasing physical activity in schools and communities; Educate membership about how to influence state and local policies in schools and the larger community. Guidelines provided by the AMA Expert Committee (2007) outlined protocols for children with BMIs at the 85th and 95th percentile with and without other risk factors. In addition, the American Diabetes Association also recommends certain follow up for children at risk for type 2 diabetes. In addition, speaking to families about their overweight child may motivate them to make some changes in their health habits.

30 Overweight and Obesity in Schools -The Role of the School Nurse (PS)
The school nurse refers and follows up with students who may need to see a health care provider. The school nurse educates and advocates for changes in the school and district that promote a healthy lifestyle for all students. School nurses must identify their own role. At times others determine what school nurses can do. Define your role and inform others on a regular basis.

31 School Nurses’ Role in Overweight and Obesity in children
Capacity to reach large number of youth from diverse groups Provide education and resources and promote a culture of health in schools Promote and advocate for healthy lifestyles for all students Identify resources/tools and referrals for children and parents/guardians Promote policies that increase access to healthful foods and daily physical activity Schools are a key setting in which to implement strategies. Even our national security is threatened. We learned from the United States Military that since 2005, 48,000 overweight recruits had to be turned away from serving our country. The obesity epidemic is a major contributor to the national crisis of filling the military’s ranks. These young people are products of an environment who have been driven to school for 18 years, and when in school, they had little or no daily physical education. When out of school, they spent on average four or more hours per day using electronic media; and the foods they’ve grown accustomed to eating have been unhealthy and in larger sizes. Even in schools, due to antiquated guidelines for foods sold outside of the meals, students have been consuming on a daily basis high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, snacks, and beverages. School nurses have an individual and public health perspective and know well that prevention of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes must begin in childhood to be efficacious. One case study of a five year old who had a BMI of 99.5%. Just walking up stairs caused her to be out of breath. A meeting with the mother showed that she was also obese. The school nurse referred the family to a local hospital and Medicaid coverage was re-established. The nurse helped her complete the meals assistance application and encouraged the mother to allow the student to eat breakfast at school where meals are carefully planned and nutritionally balanced. The school nurse has the potential to assist this student and her family for the next six years in this school and the nurse can monitor her health during that time. School nurses have daily experiences with children who have severe nutrition issues and other health conditions related to obesity. Call to Action

32 School Nurses have promoted and participated in:
 Walking paths around schools  Fruit first in cafeteria line  Fruit in slices  More nutritious breakfasts  Breakfast / classroom  Before during and after school walking programs  Promoting water  Nutrition ed in classroom  Color days for fruits and vegetables  Wellness policy leaders  Changes in vending machine options  Pedometers  Playgrounds & gyms open non school hours  Biggest loser personnel  Vegetable gardens These are some of the projects that school nurses have led or participated in to promote a culture of health in schools. They collaborate with partners in and out of schools to obtain equipment and volunteers. Make a significant difference in the lives of children and youth by preventing and identifying overweight and obesity in school youth. Provide guidance to parents and guardians Prevention Detection Treatment

33 The Case For School Nursing
Advocacy, Access and Achievement: Making the Connection NASN is committed to improving health outcomes and academic achievement for all students. During challenging economic times, school nurses are contributing to their local communities by helping students to stay healthy in school and keeping parents at work. • The passion of NASN aligns with the paramount goal of health care reform: to improve access to health care for all, especially the nation’s most vulnerable children. Improving access and overall health outcomes leads to positive learning outcomes (Basch, 2010). A top priority of this nation should be ensuring that our children have a healthy and successful future, equipping them to become productive citizens in society. School nurses are transforming communities by making this vision a reality every day.

34 Every parent, student and teacherdeserves a School Nurse
Parents deserve a school nurse so that they can send their children to school knowing that they will be safe. Every student deserves a school nurse so that she / he can be healthy, safe and successful at school. Every teacher deserves to have a school nurse so she or he can concentrate on teaching our children.

35 References Sheetz, A.H. (2011). Why Is a School Health (Wellness) Advisory Council Important for School Nursing Practice? NASN School Nurse, 26(5), Kelly, M. & Schantz, S. (2011). School Nurses Can Make a Difference With We Can! NASN School Nurse, 26(2),

36 Get Active, Eat Healthy, Make a Difference Nancy Sandbach, VP, National Dairy Council

37 Thank you. I am Nancy Sandbach from the National Dairy Council and I’m happy to be here to speak to you today about something you all believe it, and that is the health and wellness of students. Since we started Fuel Up to Play 60, we have seen the program grow. It’s thanks to partners like those you see on this slide, and to nurses like you, who are activating Fuel Up to Play 60 everyday in schools across the nation. So… what is Fuel Up to Play 60? FUTP60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL with support from USDA. On your screen, you are looking at the partners that continue to support and praise FUTP60, including the National Association of School Nurses, AFHK, and Partnership for a Healthier America, to name a few. Of course, All of these national partners are committed to children’s health and wellness.

38 Students are motivated to make better food choices – such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy – and be more physically active before, during and after school. Schools have increased access to nutrient-rich foods and sustained opportunities for physical activity Continually improve school environments, with school stakeholders supportive of nutrient-rich foods and physical activity 73,000 Schools What are the goals of Fuel Up to Play 60? It is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools Students are provided with tools and resources and work with adults in their schools to implement healthy changes And I’m happy to report that Fuel Up to Play 60 engages nearly 73,000 schools nationwide, reaching 36 million students. In fact, our 2012 survey of Fuel Up to Play 60 schools revealed that 11 million youth are helping to activate the program. What’s more, the survey shows that nearly 90% of schools report that they’re implementing Fuel Up to Play 60 with other local and national school wellness initiatives.

39 65% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 helps them achieve their school wellness goals.
70% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping students make healthier food choices. 62% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping increase the amount of time students are physically active at school. Why is Fuel Up to Play 60 so powerful? It is helping to make real change in schools. And we have the data to prove it. Our recent survey of more than 11,000 educators enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 shows some great things are taking place – specifically in schools with an adult leader – like you – who takes on the leadership role of coach, or what we call, Program Advisor. Here are some of those numbers: 65% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 helps them achieve their school wellness goals. 70% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping students make healthier food choices. 62% of educators say Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping increase the amount of time students are physically active at school. This program really is working – and helping students make a difference in their schools. But students can’t do it alone…

40 We Need You!
Be a Program Advisor! We need you! … school nurses… to help your students work toward making your school a healthier place! We give you tools, like the opportunity to apply for up to $4000 in Funding, and a School Wellness Investigation for your school team to complete. And, we have Success Stories to share – from school nurses just like you who are making change in their schools. Today, you are going to hear from one of those nurses. Be inspired by Kathy Beezley – a school nurse from Rogers Middle School in St. Louis Missouri. Kathy is doing tremendous things with Fuel Up to Play 60 – all with her students at the center. Kathy? -----

41 Kathy Beezley RN, Program Advisor Rogers Middle School Affton School District St. Louis, MO

42 Rogers Middle School Spring 2010-present

43 Affton School District, 2500 students
St. Louis suburb, borders St. Louis City Rogers Middle School (6-8 grade ) 575 students 45 % free and reduced lunch 20% do not use English as their primary language at home

44 Find a support team. I was very lucky in that Mr
Find a support team. I was very lucky in that Mr. Remelius, our principal, is very interested in health and wellness. I also have a wonderful secretarial staff who have been supportive and understanding.

45 RMS Wii Fit Club 40-50 students once a week
I found funding through FUTP to purchase the Wiis for an after school program. We have 5 Wii gaming systems, remotes, chargers and games including Wii dance 1-4, Country dance, Michael Jackson, Zumba, NFL football, Wii resort, etc. Wiis are used not only for Wii club on Thursdays but also played at lunch; utilized frequently by teachers for incentives; used by other clubs (anime). Also used by staff at Summer Camp. RMS Wii Fit Club 40-50 students once a week Wiis are also used at lunch, as incentives, at summer camp

46 At Rogers students arrive at 6:50 and school begins at 7:10
At Rogers students arrive at 6:50 and school begins at 7:10. About 45 % free and reduced. Prior to Grab n go about 8-9% students ate breakfast at school. After initiating grab n go, breakfast numbers increased to about 36%. Grab-n-Go Breakfast Students travel to cafeteria and lobby between periods (8:30) to purchase breakfast.

47 Included in grab n go: granola bars or oatmeal bar/ milk, juice
Included in grab n go: granola bars or oatmeal bar/ milk, juice. We are working with Aramark to expand and offer fresh fruit in place of juice and yogurt. Grab-n-Go Breakfast Two stations are set up each morning by our nutrition service. (contract by school district).

48 Trivia Tuesdays Students are asked a nutrition question during announcements and get a chance to answer during lunch. Those students who answer correctly have a chance to win a prize. Ambassadors take care of passing out and picking up answer sheets.

49 Fitness Fridays! Every Friday we spend at least one minute – or 3!!
Exercising or dancing to a song (chosen by the Unit) during Homeroom.

50 One of our Activity plays in 2011 was “You’ll like Yoga”
One of our Activity plays in 2011 was “You’ll like Yoga”. My kids liked it so much that they requested it again this year. We added yoga classes to our 6th grade camp agenda. You’ll Love Yoga Part of the funding provided by FUTP 60 was used to start a yoga class for students who were interested. Yoga is used to help build strength, flexibility and confidence. Correct breathing can help to decrease stress (THEY LOVED IT!!!).

51 With funding from FUTP we were able to try different food items at our taste testing tables at lunch to see what foods we would like to add to our menu. Taste Testing at RMS Ambassadors help with handing out cheese samples for taste testing. We also tasted fresh veggies with low fat dip, frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.

52 “Build Your Own Shake Up” at RMS
We received funding for Dietitians from St. Louis University to come and teach all 8th grade students how to make healthy after school snacks emphasizing the importance of dairy. Our Nutrition director along with secretaries, teachers and student ambassadors helped to make smoothies for all of the 8th grade class. Most of whom added spinach with their fruit to increase nutritional value.

53 Back to Football Friday
Being part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 team affords opportunities to network and “keeps me in the loop.” Fuel Up to Play 60 also provides information on other grants that may be available.

54 Association with other Wellness Programs
Fuel Up to Play 60 also provides an opportunity for me to connect with other wellness initiatives, such as Play 60, Action for Healthy Kids and American Heart Association.

55 Networking with the Rams
We won the Back to Football Friday celebration 2011 which is sponsored by the NFL and Play 60. Winning $10,000 helped us build a walking path for students and the community. Learning about this grant opportunity came from reading my “dashboard” and s.

56 From Farm to School – Farmer Rich & Farmer Paul
Farmer Paul visited our 6th graders to explain where foods come from. In the spring we were able to plant our own garden. Farmer Rich plowed our “field” and tilled the soil after the compost was delivered.

57 Students Enjoy Working Outside
Two of our Student Ambassadors help Farmer Rich move the compost.

58 RMS Garden Students and staff alike enjoyed the garden. We are working to make improvements for next year and have plans to start a “garden club” for

59 You Get to Meet Cool People!
La’Roi Glover came to visit when Courtney presented me with the “Missouri Program Advisor of the Year” award!!!

60 Students Taking the Fuel up to Play 60 Pledge
This year I had the opportunity to speak to EVERY student about Fuel Up to Play 60. They all took the pledge to be healthy and play 60 minutes per day.

61 National Touchdown Dance Challenge Winners
The float was part of our Kickoff this year!!!! We built a float to promote FUTP 60 and Play 60. Instead of handing out candy, we gave away Mardi Gras beads. Our theme was “vacation in New Orleans at the SuperBowl with the Rams”. We had over 100 kids WALKING in the parade for over 2 miles to encourage an active lifestyle. National Touchdown Dance Challenge Winners Two of our Student Ambassadors came to school over the summer to participate in the Touchdown Dance challenge and WE WON!!!!!!! An NFL player will visit us soon, YEA!!!

62 Affton Days Parade So many students turned out to walk in the parade because we were promoting Fuel Up to Play. Also, let’s be real…because it’s fun!!!!!

63 Click “I’m an Educator” – to get to homepage
It’s easy to join! Visit You will land on a page that gives you three options. Click “I’m an Educator” to get to the official Educator Homepage, which you will see here on the right.

64 Across the top of the home page, select “Welcome” and in that drop down, “Join.”
Then, you will see this page, with a box on the right that says “Join Today!” It’s that simple.

65 From there – I suggest you watch some of the Training Camp Clips, available under Tools and Resources. These great videos will introduce you to Fuel Up to Play 60 and all of the program’s key elements, like the Six Steps.

66 Fuel Up to Play 60 Help Desk 1-800-752-4337
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm eastern And, if you need help or have questions, the Fuel Up to Play 60 Help Desk is standing by. You can call, or submit a Help Ticket online.

67 314-633-5975
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