On April 3rd, the Florida Green School Network Team was awarded a 2014 Prudential Productivity Award. The 26th annual awards honor 432 individuals and teams of state employees for creating and implementing innovative solutions and productivity improvements worth $558 million in cost savings, cost avoidances, and increased revenue for state government. FOr more details, please click HERE.
Congratulations FGSN Team!!
Action for Healthy Kids has released its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. Around 1,000 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs. Funded schools will also receive expertise and people power to help implement a successful project that leads to sustainable change. The deadline to apply is May 2nd.
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!