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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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January 8, 2024

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2021

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts biennial surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among…

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November 9, 2023

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

USDA Team Nutrition is pleased to announce new and updated Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten resources. Schools and parents can now access the fun and inquiry-based MyPlate nutrition education resources designed specifically for kindergarten-aged children. Team Nutrition has expanded the set to include additional foods, Spanish- language components, and…

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November 9, 2023

School Meal Debt in Missouri District Climbs Past $61k

Student meal debt in Springfield Public Schools, Missouri’s largest school district, has risen since federal meal waivers that enabled universal school meal service expired, with the debt climbing to $61,236 at the end of last semester. The spike in meal debt mirrors a national trend, according to a School Nutrition…

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I’m so proud of all those [who took part in the Health Moves Minds program]. They now see the huge benefit of what this program has to offer.
Kristi Bieri Health Moves Minds State Coordinator On the impact of the partnership with MHS and the recent Social Emotional Climate School Scholarship Program