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May 16, 2024

MHS Live Podcast – Missouri Local Wellness (LWP) Guidance and Implementation

The May podcast for Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) featured Barb Shaw, Nutrition Program Coordinator, DESE Food and Nutrition Services, and Ginger Thompson, Nutrition Program Analyst, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They discussed details on the Missouri Local Wellness Policy (LWP) Guidance and Implementation, covering minimum requirements, collaboration ideas and resources.

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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 27, 2024

Updates to School Nutrition Standards

Research shows that school meals are the most nutritious food source for American schoolchildren—thanks in large part to the work of school nutrition professionals, parents, school meal partners, the food industry, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make school meals healthier over the past decade. USDA’s Food and…

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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 20, 2024

Celebrating School Nurse Day

NASN has created a virtual toolkit for you to use to promote and celebrate 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…

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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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We’ve had such tremendous growth in the building of connections to really support the whole child, getting all aspects of the school district on the same page, and having that common model to support every child.
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.