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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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November 4, 2023

Children’s Health Back to School

As children return to school this fall, several important health issues are on the minds of parents and educators. The mental health of young people remains a concern as 71% of parents reported their children faced challenges last school year. In addition, the…

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November 4, 2023

Designing School Health Services to Provide MTSS for All Students

A system-level health equity lens is needed to meet the needs of today’s students. The Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a familiar approach used in schools to address education equity for students. The NASN School Nurse article Designing School Health Services to Provide Multi-Tiered Systems of…

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October 28, 2023

AAP School Administrators and School Facilities/Maintenance Staff Request

The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is hosting the AAP Infection Prevention and Control School-based Health ECHO: Ensuring School Nurses and Staff are Prepared to Keep Kids Healthy. The goal is to ensure that school nurses, school administrators, school medical directors, facilities staff, school health consultants, public health department staff,…

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October 23, 2023

A Whole School Approach to Cultivating Solutionaires

View the Midwest Climate Collaboration with their engagement in dialogue with Midwest schools that have successfully integrated sustainability practices throughout their campus, curriculum, and culture for whole school sustainability. The presentation will examine the Whole-School Sustainability Framework and their take on how schools can move students and communities towards climate…

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July 12, 2023

Missouri MOve Smart

Fit-Tastic! Partner Spotlight video featuring Lisa Farmer and Emily Meissen-Sebelius MOve Smart Child Care is a program that recognizes early care and education (ECE) facilities for following best practices in physical activity with children birth through age five (5). Recognition is awarded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

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June 6, 2023

Zagging: Building Advocacy Through Digital and Social MediaHello world!

Zagging: Building Advocacy Through Digital and Social Media takes an integrative marketing communications approach to helping organizations develop effective digital and social media materials for the purpose of promoting advocacy campaigns. The authors have created a resource manual guidebook using a step-by-step framework to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of advocacy…

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Everything is based on what’s going to make their school better for their students.
Dr. Sheri Beeler MHS CSPAP Facilitator