Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join our next webinar, Enhancing Student Nutrition and Physical Movement in America’s Schools.
Enhancing Student Nutrition and Physical Movement in America’s Schools
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Childhood obesity is a serious health problem in the United States. While there are many factors driving childhood obesity, there are also many actions we can take to help address it. Schools may provide opportunities for young people to learn about nutrition, experience different foods, and understand food choices. Physical movement can support students in engaging in classroom content and peer activities in a dynamic way to enhance both their academic learning and overall well-being. This webinar looked at nutrition and physical activity and discuss how schools are supporting both. Panelists highlighted innovative practices to change the types of foods available at schools, helping students build skills to make healthier food choices, and how physical movement can be encouraged throughout the school day in physical education classes, recess, and in academic classes through myriad modalities.
- Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Training Specialist, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
- Dr. Sarah Sliwa, Health Scientist, CDC Healthy Schools, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Katey Halasz, Nutritionist, Nutrition Education and Promotion Branch, Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs, United States Department of Agriculture
- Jeffery Murrie, Farm to School Coordinator, Florence One Schools, Briggs Elementary School, Florence, SC
- Dr. Ellen Essick, Section Chief, NC Healthy Schools, NC Department of Public Instruction, NC
- Audra Walters, Senior Manager, Healthy Schools, SHAPE America
- Laura Beckmann, Consultant for Training and Technical Assistance, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MO
- Demetrius T. Napolitano, Founder, Fostering Meditation, NY
- Team Nutrition Resources (USDA)
- Building a Healthy School Environment (USDA)
- Healthy Schools (CDC)
- Healthy Schools- Physical Education and Physical Activity Webpage (CDC)
- Virtual Healthy School (CDC)
- Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (CDC)
- Parents for Healthy Schools (CDC)
- Strategies for Recess in Schools (with SHAPE America)
- Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools
- Move Your Way Interactive Activity Planner for Adults and Parents/Caregivers
- National Physical Education Standards
- 20 Indicators of Effective Physical Education Instruction
- Physical Education & Social Emotional Learning Crosswalk
- Monthly Activity Calendars (Elementary & Secondary)
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
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