Archive: Health Education

May 24, 2024

Preventing Spread of Infections in K-12 Schools

CDC released consolidated, evidence-based guidance for preventing the spread of infections in K-12 schools. The guidance includes everyday actions that schools can take to prevent and control the spread of respiratory and stomach viruses and illnesses, such as influenza and norovirus, and bacterial illness, such as…

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May 4, 2024

National School Nurse Day

Here are some easy ways for you to spread the word about National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2024: Display this poster at your school to celebrate the leaders who advocate for quality student-centered care. Share messages and images on your social media,…

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April 20, 2024

Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Asthma

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and adolescents, with a higher incidence in African-American students and other students of color, and one of the top causes of school absenteeism. Asthma-friendly schools are those that make the effort to create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma. …

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April 6, 2024

USDA Says Thank You to Farm to School Census Respondents 

USDA Says Thank You to Farm to School Census Respondents  Every four years, USDA surveys more than 18,000 participating school food authorities (SFAs) through the Farm to School Census. This survey is conducted in all 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia and represents the most comprehensive dataset of…

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January 8, 2024

Later School Start Times May Improve Teen Sleep Health

Data indicates that more than three-quarters of US high school students do not get enough sleep, but adequate rest is important for physical and mental health as well as academic performance. Some experts feel early school start times are linked to short sleep in teens, and starting the school day…

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January 8, 2024

2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening are excited to announce the launch of the 2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant! This grant will award a total of 170 programs $500 in funding to start or improve their youth gardens or greenspaces. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization,…

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We’ve seen rapid expansion of our after-school activities, [and an] increased [number of] students meeting their healthy fitness zones.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.