Be sure to mark your calendar for the ever-popular RI Healthy Schools Coalition BREAKFAST FOR SCHOOL LEADERS. Join your colleagues and fellow school wellness advocates for another enlightening program designed to support school wellness efforts. Invitation and details to follow soon!
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
You can support RI Healthy Schools Coalition and our important work by shopping at Whole Foods University Heights!! RIHSC has been designated as the recipient of a 5% Day and will receive 5% of the store's total net sales on Saturday, September 12th. Use your shopping dollars to help make our schools the healthiest places for kids to learn and grow!! THANK YOU, Whole Foods!
Rethinking Fundraising Workshop
Does your school fundraising need a healthy makeover? RIHSC is offering school districts a Rethinking Fundraising Workshop to help! Participants in the initial workshop sponsored by the RIDE Wellness Collaborative took part in a "fundraiser evaluation" exercise and got a lesson in label reading from the RI Community Food Bank's Nutrition Education Manager Kelly Steel. Everyone left with a few ideas to take back to their schools for healthy fundraising - no junk food! Materials from this workshop can be found on our website. Email us for more information.
Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds Conference
June 10, 2015 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Join RIHSC staff at this first annual conference! We are excited to learn more about the current state of childhood nutrition, the nuances of the federal law, the economic, logistical and technical constraints faced by foodservice providers, and creative solutions for improving offerings. This one-day education session will help wellness advocates forge a collective understanding on the role each of us plays as parents, providers and advocates to effect meaningful change. Details
So what did school wellness committees do this year? How can I know whatâ€™s happening?
As part of new federal regulations, school districts must communicate to the public the progress made to implement wellness policies, practices and programs.
Many wellness committees do this by preparing an end-of-year report to share with the full school committee and the public. Doing so is a great way for wellness committee members to review the yearâ€™s efforts and evaluate whatâ€™s working and successful in the schools. It also provides a good foundation for establishing the next yearâ€™s goals and agenda and can encourage new people to join the district's wellness efforts.