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Back To School Free Webinars - Promote School Wellness for Parents and Children

Posted on Sep 02, 2013 by Maggie LaBarbera

Do not miss these free Back to School webinars sponsored by Action for Healthy Kids alliance.

Sept 18, 2013, 2:00 pm ET; 1:00 pm CT; 12:00 noon MT; 11:00 am PT (60 minutes) 
Making the Case for School Wellness | AFHK Parent Leadership Series 
Before telling your school community what to change and how to do it, you have to give them the “why.”  Learn how to build awareness, support, and momentum for creating healthier school environments by talking about the obesity crisis, reviewing current school customs, and sharing best practices and success stories.  Learn how to answer common questions and concerns about your school wellness initiatives. 
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Sept 25, 2013, 3:00 pm ET; 2:00pm CT; 1:00pm MT; 12:00pm PT (60 minutes)
Progress and Opportunities in Wellness Policy Provisions: Part 2
This webinar will: (1) Provide a brief review of the Progress and Opportunities in Wellness Policy Provision report compiled by the Bridging the Gap Research program, (2) Discuss how this report information can be used locally, (3) Share implementation tips and strategies, and (4) Provide an opportunity to address participant questions and concerns.
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Oct 1, 2013, 4:00 pm ET; 3:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm MT; 1:00 pm PT (60 minutes)
How to Work with Schools & School Wellness Policies 101 | AFHK Parent Leadership Series
What is the best approach for accomplishing your school wellness goals?  Who’s who at your school?  How do school wellness policies work, and how can you make yours more effective?  To become a successful advocate for healthy schools, you need to have some basic information about how school systems work and how school wellness policies can help you to achieve your goals.  
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Oct 17, 2013, 3:00 pm ET; 2:00pm CT; 1:00pm MT; 12:00pm PT (75 minutes)
Building a Wellness Team, Assessing your School’s Wellness Environment & Developing an Action Plan | AFHK Parent Leadership Series
Do you need a wellness team to be effective?  Wellness teams come in many shapes and sizes.  Learn how to build a team that will best meet your goals.  Before you know where you want to go, you have to understand where you are.  Learn about different types of school health assessment tools and how they can help move your efforts forward.  What should you consider when creating an action plan for your project?  This webinar covers goal-setting, timelines, your budget, tracking progress and planning for sustainability.
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Oct 29, 2013, 1:00 pm ET; 12:00pm CT; 11:00 am MT; 10:00 am PT (75 minutes)
How to Create a Healthier School Food Culture | AFHK Parent Leadership Series 
The school food culture goes way beyond the cafeteria.  Children need to learn how to make healthy choices from the minute they walk in the school’s front door to the minute they leave at the end of the school day – and beyond.  This section will cover the benefits of a healthy school food culture and provide project ideas and resources for:

  • Healthy fundraisers
  • Healthy celebrations & family events
  • Healthy snacks
  • Non-food rewards
  • Nutrition education & promotion
  • Concessions and competitive foods (vending, school stores & a la carte)

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Nov 6, 2013, 4:00 pm ET; 3:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm MT; 1:00 pm PT
School Breakfast…for Learning, Health, and Bottom Lines
Learn more about school breakfast and how it supports student learning, good health, and a school’s fiscal outlook.  Discover the Learning Connection and the role of school breakfast.  Plus, hear from experts in the field, as well as, districts and schools who can provide more real life examples of how school breakfast has impacted their schools.  
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Nov 12, 2013, 3:00 pm ET; 2:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm MT; 12:00 pm PT (75 minutes)
How to Add More Activity into the School Day | AFHK Parent Leadership Series
Experts recommend that kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.  There are many opportunities for physical activity during the school day.  How can parents help promote and support more movement in the classroom, on the playground and beyond?  This webinar will provide talking points, ideas and resources for parents to promote and support:

  • More effective recess
  • Fitness breaks at school
  • Before and after school activities
  • Walking and biking to school
  • Physical activity for middle and high school students

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Dec 4, 2013, 2:00 pm ET; 1:00 pm CT; 12:00 pm MT; 11:00 am PT (75 minutes) 
School Meals:  Challenges and Opportunities | AFHK Parent Leadership Series
Many parents become involved in the school wellness movement to improve school meals.  Positive change is happening in districts all across the country due to the efforts of dedicated food service personnel, non-profit and foundation support, school food advocates, and recent changes in legislation and school food nutrition standards.  Learn about national school meal programs, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and how parents can best collaborate with nutrition services to create healthier school food environments.
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Jan 16, 2014, 4:00 pm ET; 3:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm MT; 1:00 pm PT
Universal Breakfast:  Making it Work for Your School
Universal Breakfast makes good sense for schools and students, and can make good business sense, too.  Learn more about how Universal Breakfast works, how others have made it work in their schools and steps to use to determine if it's a right fit at your school.  You may be surprised to discover it's easier than you thought.  Please join Madeleine Levin, of Food Research and Action Center, and other panelists to learn more.
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