- Let's Move in School May 1-7, 2011
- Life Skills Curriculum Training - June 1-2, 2011
- School Height Weight Data Collection - Submit Data by June 15, 2011
- We Can! – Workshop July 12-13, 2011

Let's Move in School

Let’s Move in School is the theme of the 2011 National Physical Education and Sport Week, May 1-7. Each year National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) develops activities for teachers and students to do during National Physical Education and Sport Week, May 1-7. NASPE leaders and staff encourage all K-12 physical education teachers to take advantage of these wonderful resources to showcase the quality sport and physical education programs in your school and community.

Access new daily activity lesson plans and sample menu of activities.

Life Skills Curriculum Training - June 1-2, 2011

Life Skills Training curriculum is a comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally appropriate substance abuse and violence prevention program designed for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students. This highly effective curriculum has been proven to help increase self-esteem, develop healthy attitudes, and improve student knowledge of essential life skills – all of which promote healthy and positive personal development.

Click here for more information and to download the registration sheet.

School Height Weight Data Collection - Submit Data by June 15!

TMany schools have already submitted their 2010-2011 height and weight data, but there is still time for schools to participate! The South Dakota Department of Health and the Department of Education ask schools to submit student height and weight data for kindergarten, elementary middle and high school students. The voluntary program to track state, regional and local level childhood obesity in South Dakota has been underway since 1998. Schools have found the data useful for documenting need in grant proposals and tracking progress over time. Below are resources that are useful for collecting and submitting data:

We Can! – Workshop July 12-13, 2011

The We Can! program (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute will be offering a 15 hour workshop for 2-5 member teams on July 12-13 in Chamberlain. Schools, after school programs, and child feeding agencies can receive extensive free curriculum.
• SPARKS –(evidence-based Physical Education, for After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs)
• S.M.A.R.T.(Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television)
• Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!
• CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health)

Teams, made up of school representatives, parent, community agency representative, will have the opportunity to write for an additional $2000 grant to evaluate their site’s nutrition environment and make changes to create a healthier nutrition and physical activity environment in their community at the workshop. All expenses will be paid for up to 5 team members. 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.

Download Application
Click here for more information on WE CAN!

For information about Team Nutrition, Training Activities and Grants contact Mary C. Kirk - Team Nutrition Coordinator, 605-773-4718 or Karlys Wells - Extension Assistant, 605-688-4039.

Upcoming Events
May 2011