Linking Health & Learning (School Wellness Bulletin)
This monthly, electronic resource is intended to keep Vermont educators and youth-serving professionals up-to-date on resources, professional development and grant/funding opportunities, and other issues related to healthy and safe schools. NOTE: The bulletin is not published during the summer months.
This final issue of the 2013-2014 school year includes
announcement of School Wellness Awards and Green Ribbon School
Awards. Find also several upcoming webinars and credit-bearing
courses offered this summer. Vermont Agency of Transportation
is seeking proposals for a grant to improve access and safety
for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design
and construction of infrastructure projects.
Zip through this spring issue of the e-bulletin to find a new
application for the Vermont Community of Health Educators
(VCHE), resources for national physical education week,
Intergenerational Walk & Roll to School day, and Way to Go!
week. The professional development calendar for May offers many
opportunities to connect and learn. Find also a new, lengthy
section on summer courses. Last, A new round of funding for the
Vermont Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program and a grant for Dairy
in the Classroom are available.
Scroll through this edition for information about nominating
outstanding school health colleagues for a national award, find
a free crossing guard video tutorial, plus a Lyme disease video
contest for high school youth. Professional development
opportunities include webinars for school food service, school
playground safety inspection, free farm-to-school institute,
free fitness education workshop for PE teachers, a free
physical activity leader training, and a number of upcoming
summer courses. Grants or funding is available for school food
service equipment, universal recycling, Fitnessgram,
school-based tobacco use prevention, and a new grant for videos
about Vermont school physical activity and nutrition programs.
This issue includes a new, free, online “Smart Snacks”
calculator that aligns with the USDA rules for competitive
foods launching in July 2014. Several courses for health
educators are coming up, plus workshops about suicide
prevention and response, and a day-long workshop to include
golf in physical education. Find information about a few
Vermont-based grants as well as national competitions for
funding related to school wellness.
Readers will find in this issue information about the
school-based tobacco use prevention funding opportunity, how to
build a comprehensive school physical activity program, a
poster contest for Safe Routes to Schools, and an exciting
video contest to promote safe teen driving. Professional
development opportunities include culinary arts workshops for
school food service personnel, an educator course about food
systems through a service learning model, and the annual
Vermont Freemasons’ C.A.R.E. training. Grant funding is
available from the New England Dairy and Food Council, Vermont
Parks and Recreation, and Champions for Healthy Kids.
The new year is here! Lots of great new resources to access –
most are free. Frozen temps bring more webinars. Plus grant
funding is coming down like the snowflakes.
Close out 2013 with a new grant (or two, or three) for your
school. This issue is packed with funding opportunities,
including a new one from the Agency of Education to support
HIV/STD prevention – but the due date is 12/20/13. Spring
courses for health and driver education are available from
Vermont Higher Education Collaborative and several webinars are
available at no cost. Last, the famous Vermont Jr. Iron Chef
competition application is now open.
The Agency of Education's Child Nutrition Team has two position
openings. Schools are invited to apply for a new HIV-STD
prevention grant and the federal Green Ribbon Schools award.
Several workshops and webinars are also available.
This e-bulletin highlights a new grant opportunity for
school-based health education from the Vermont Agency of
Education. The Vermont Department of Health shares guidelines
and resources for schools to manage the risk of exposure to
infections through tick or mosquito bites and find resources
for planning walk & roll to schools events. Professional
development opportunities include free webinars, and several
state-wide conferences. Finally, grants from both in-state and
out-of-state funders are available through October.
This first issue of the 2012-2013 school year is packed with
new resources for health and physical education. Find
information and resources to start planning for special Safe
Routes to Schools events in early October. Those seeking
professional development will find a calendar packed with
webinars and face-to-face training options. Finally, some key
grant opportunities are quickly approaching, including the
Vermont Farm to School funding application.
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