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- Training Tools for Healthy Schools
- Resource for Implementing School Wellness Policy
- Fuel Up to Play 60 Training Camp
- Healthy School Lunch PSA’s
- Free Books For Read Across America Day
- BeTobaccoFree.Gov



Training Tools for Healthy Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a national cadre of master trainers to provide workshops on using and implementing CDC's school health tools.

The Training Tools for Healthy Schools provides workshops designed to help improve school health policies, programs, and curricula:

The (limited) free workshops include:
• Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT),
• Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT),
• School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (SHG),
• School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI)

To request a workshop or learn more about Training Tools for Healthy Schools, visit cdc.gov/healthyyouth/tths or contact Coordinated School Health staff in the South Dakota Department of Education at (605) 773-3261.


Resource for Implementing School Wellness Policy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a resource to help inform education and health professionals about the School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity.

The School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity presents guidelines for assisting school districts in designing, implementing and promoting elements of local school wellness policies.

The resource includes a free PowerPoint presentation and facilitator’s guide. Each can be downloaded for use when presenting at meetings, conferences, trainings of trainers, continuing education activities, or other public events, as well as used with individuals or teams.


Fuel Up to Play 60 Training Camp

Want to learn the basics of Fuel Up to Play 60? Look no further than the Training Camp!

Training Camp is a series of short videos that feature the Six Steps to Fuel Up to Play 60 (one video for each of the Six Steps), explains funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 and shows how Fuel Up to Play 60 complements other school wellness initiatives. Archived webinars and related resources are also available on the Fuel Up to Play 60 website.


Healthy School Lunch PSAs

Looking for a resource to support the new lunch menu? Need a short presentation for Staff, Parents, and Community that will have them saying “Hey the new school lunch meal pattern is awesome!”

Go to the Team Nutrition webpage to review the 6 PSA’s and the Power Point.


Free Books For Read Across America Day

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, invites schools or other literacy projects to apply for FREE books for Read Across America Day. During the past year, LEF has distributed over 3,000,000 books to schools all across the country for Read Across America Day and other literacy projects.

Resources are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The order form is available at lefbooks.org and must be received by Feb. 16, 2013.


BeTobaccoFree.Gov.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new tobacco use prevention and cessation website, providing one-stop access to tobacco-related information from across its agencies, including general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
Feb. 2013
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