- HIV/AIDS Education 101 Training *Cancelled*
- Using Literature to Teach Health - March 14-15, 2011
- Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute - March 29-30, 2011
- National School Breakfast Week - March 7-11, 2011
- Deadwood Mickelson Trail KIDS Marathon – June 4, 2011
- WeCAN! Training – July 12-13, 2011

HIV/AIDS Education 101 Training *Cancelled*

The HIV/AIDS Education 101 Training for March 3, 2011 has been cancelled. If you would like more information regarding HIV Prevention, contact Amy Beshara, HIV Prevention Coordinator, at 605-773-6898.

Using Literature to Teach Health:
Just a page-turn away
March 14-15, 2011

Planning for instruction that will advance the health literacy of our student population is just a page turn-away! Elementary, middle school and high school teachers responsible for health education in their school districts as well as librarians, nurses, counselors and curriculum directors are encouraged to attend the Using Literature to Teach Health training March 14-15, 2011 at the Crossroad Convention Center in Huron, SD. See the training flyer for detailed information.

Participants will receive the Using Literature to Teach Health Teacher's Guide and $250 towards the purchase of recommended book selections in this K-12 teacher guide. In addition, Coordinated School Health will cover travel expenses (to include meals, mileage, lodging and substitute teacher fees) for all participants.

The registration deadline for this training is March 9, 2011. To register, click here.

Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute
March 29-30, 2011

The South Dakota Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program encourages you to make plans to attend the 2011 Spring Tobacco Prevention Institute March 29-30, 2011. The workshop will be held at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Fort Pierre, SD. Key topics include Tobacco 101, Smoke Free vs. Tobacco Free, Youth Engagement, Policy Work, Lobbying vs. Advocacy, Coalition Involvement and Strengthening Partnerships. Scholarships are available for lodging and per diem. Registration closes March 16, 2011.

To download registration click here.

National School Breakfast Week
March 7-11, 2011

Child and Adult Nutrition Services encourage schools to celebrate March as National Nutrition Month by promoting National School Breakfast week March 7-11.

This year’s theme is “School Breakfast Detectives: The Search for Super Energy”. The School Nutrition Association has a toolkit with excellent promotional materials and resources for promoting this event!

Deadwood Mickelson Trail KIDS Marathon
June 4, 2011

Join us in celebrating the 3rd Annual Deadwood Mickelson Trail KIDS Marathon. This event is geared toward elementary age children who will complete the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in small increments over several months. The goal of this program is to promote fun, fitness, and healthy habits.

Kids will walk, jog, or run 25 miles in the months leading up to the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in June and record their miles on the Mileage Tracker and bring it completed to the Final 2K Kids Marathon Race on June 4th to finish their last 1.2 miles (2K) in style at the marathon finish line. Miles can be done around the neighborhood, at school, and with family and friends - just make sure to pick safe routes. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and Marathon Finisher’s Medal.

For more information and to register visit: www.DeadwoodMickelsonTrailMarathon.com
Questions: Emily Wheeler, 605-390-6137

WeCAN! Training
July 12-13, 2011

The WeCAN! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) program from the National Heat, Lung, and Blood Institute will be offering a 15 hour workshop for 3-5 member teams on July 12-13, 2011 in Chamberlain. Schools, after school programs, and child feeding agencies will receive free curriculum and extensive training to create healthier environments. All expenses will be paid for up to 5 team members. Schools and agencies can receive four different curricula at no charge.
• S.M.A.R.T. (Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television)
• Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active
• Catch Kids Club

At the workshop teams will have the opportunity to write for an additional $2,000 grant to evaluate their site’s nutrition environment and make changes to create a healthier nutrition and physical activity environment in their community. Participating teams must sponsor two activities in the next year as proof of implementation. The mini grant funds can be used to conduct training for other staff members, plan curriculum implementation using stipends for summer hours, assess the nutrition environment and plan changes. Community team should include school/agency representatives, parents and community members.

For more information on applying for the WeCAN! training and implementation mini grants contact Mary Kirk, Team Nutrition Coordinator with the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-4718.

Click here for more information on WeCAN!
Upcoming Events
March 2011