2016 Summer Academy for District Health and Physical Education Leaders

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June 22-23, 2016

Gainesville, FL

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Healthy Schools Summer Academy
June 22-23, 2016

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Upcoming Grants


Action for Healthy Kids announces the Lights, Camera, Breakfast Contest to highlight the importance of alternative school breakfast programs nationwide in helping kids start the school day with a nutritious meal.  Contest runs until January 22. Click here to learn how you can enter for the chance to win $5,000 for your school.  All eligible schools with alternative breakfast programs are encouraged to submit. It’s easy! To learn more about School Grants for Healthy Kids visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants


Saucony Run for Good Grants: The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to reversing obesity rates by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and a healthier lifestyle. Maximum award size is $10,000 to initiate, expand, or improve running programs for children and/or teens. Deadlines are on February 1st and August 1st annually. http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aako_prd/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-saucony_us-Library/default/dwe2657652/downloads/Saucony_RunForGood_application.pdf


Technical Assistance

CDC’s Healthy Schools program is pleased to announce the launch of the e-Learning Series forTraining Tools for Healthy Schools:  Promoting Health and Academic Success (TTHS). The Three TTHS tools are:

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools


School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity


School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide


Users will receive a tailored learning experience through self-directed modules ranging from 1 – 1.5 hours, continuing education credits (CEU) and certificate of completion.

Get Recognition for Promoting a Healthier School Environment

If you’re ready to take HealthierUS School Challenge but you need some help with the application process, contact your FL Action for Healthy Kids State Coordinator, Melodie Griffin at mgriffin@actionforhealthykids.org for additional information.  Need assistance completing and submitting your application?  You can also contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for further assistance.  Contact Jamie Burch, RDN, LD/N, SNS at Jamie.Burch@freshfromflorida.com.

Need help with any of the following in your school or district?

  • Meeting statutory requirements for reporting through the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR)
  • Compliance with Florida's Anti-Bullying and Harassment Law (Florida's Anti-Bullying Law - s.1006.147, F.S.)
  • Improving the conditions for learning in your school or district

Contact the Florida Department of Education's Office of Safe Schools at (850) 245-0416 or SDFS@fldoe.org.


The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance MMWR Surveillance Summary and the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results have been released. Access Summary, Data File, Fact Sheets.

U.S. DOJ study reveals that school officials are more likely to learn of child victimization than police or medical authorities. Access Report



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