Florida Elementary Classroom Teachers, save the date for this upcoming Webinar:s academic advantage. Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 3:00 – 4:15 PM Eastern Time
Webinar Registration Link: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/events/event/111
This webinar is supported by Florida Pioneering a Healthier Communities and the Florida Department of Health, Coordinated School Health Program
On December 2nd, 2013, Broward County Public Schools invited the FGSN to officially present the District’s 12-13 Florida Green School Award at the School Board Meeting attended by the Superintendent and its members. During this event the FGSN also recognized and presented the FGSA’s Sustainable Legacy Circle Award to Driftwood Middle School.
Did you know, only 35% of adults in Florida are at a healthy weight and 6 out of 10 children born today will be obese by the time they graduate from high school? Florida’s county and municipal governments play an important role in decreasing the prevalence of unhealthy weight in their jurisdictions. Local governments can implement a variety of policies that have been shown to increase physical activity levels and improve nutrition. Many jurisdictions have already made progress in these types of policy changes, therefore Dr. Armstrong established the Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program to highlight communities for their important efforts. As Healthy Weight Community Champions, local governments will be able to share their progress and lessons learned while implementing best practice policies.
Florida’s 410 active municipalities (cities, towns and villages) and 67 counties are eligible to submit best practices. Please visit http://www.healthiestweightflorida.com/recognition.html to find out more information about this new FL-DOH initiative!
On November 11th, 2013 – West Palm Beach hosted its 5th Learn Green Conference. The Florida Green School Network served as a Green School Friend Sponsor this year. With over 1,000 participants, this was the most successful, vibrant, and interesting LG conference to date! The FGSN was thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event and it is looking forward to the next Learn Green Conference!