Get Students Active ASAP
The Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) has announced the launch of their national Innovation Competition to uncover the very best programs and technologies to promote school-based physical activity.
The competition will award multiple prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to schools with the best, most innovative programs for helping students be physically active. This opportunity is for programs currently being used in elementary schools (ages 5-12, K-6th grade).
The deadline for entries to the ASAP Innovation Competition is April 2, 2012. Visit www.ActiveSchoolsASAP.org
for more information.
Jumpstart Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Improvements
Fuel Up to Play 60, a free in-school nutrition and physical activity program, offers funding to help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Any U.S. school can enroll and thus be eligible to apply for up to $4,000. Fuel Up to Play 60 was launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture. Click here
to learn more about Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60.
Roadmaps to Health Community Grants Call for Proposals!
The 2012 Roadmaps to Health Community Grants call for proposals
is now available. The grants, which will support two-year state and local efforts among policymakers, business, education, health care, public health and community organizations, will be managed by Community Catalyst
and are part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Up to 20 coalitions will be awarded grants to create policy or system change to address the social and economic factors that impact the health of people in their community.
The grantees will build on the RWJF/UWPHI County Health Rankings model, which highlights the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income, community safety and having positive family and community networks in influencing how healthy people are and how long they live. The Roadmaps to Health grantees will focus on addressing those factors to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. See the Call for Proposals.
Community Catalyst will also be holding two webinars to help potential applicants learn more about the Roadmaps to Health Community Grants on March 20 and April 10.
Enter the SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest
It's time to mark your calendar and save-the-date for the 2012 SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest. The contest is a joint effort by SHADE Foundation of America and the Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise Program
to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by providing education on how to prevent overexposure to dangerous UV radiation. Students in grades K-8 are encouraged to send in posters depicting at least 5 of the 8 sun safety action steps for a chance to win great prizes like a family trip to Walt Disney World for the national winner and a shade cover from Shade-N-Net to the winning school. Register now at SHADE Foundation
and get all the information you need, including poster contest guides and any information that may pertain specifically to where you live!