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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.

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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.
We Can! – Workshop July 12-13, 2011
May 2011