- Colman-Egan School Honored at Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Summit
- School-Based Health Centers Capital Program Grants Awarded
- Schools Added to Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Program This Year
Colman-Egan School Honored at Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Summit
The Colman-Egan School FUTP60 Team was invited to a special event held in Omaha, NE on May 10. The C-E School was one of 3 South Dakota Schools invited to receive a special award for their performance in the FUTP60 program during the 2010-2011 school year. Sioux Falls Schools Robert Frost Elementary and Edison Middle School were also invited to the event. Fifteen schools in the tri-state area were recognized for their FUTP60 accomplishments.
The day included a Grab & Go Breakfast compliments of Hunger Free Heartland; a presentation from Nebraska Dairy Farmer Dan Rice highlighting their commitment to child health and wellness; Pep Talk with University of Nebraska Sports Dietitians; Moovin’ and Groovin’ with HopsSports; Team Time for planning next year’s health program through FUTP60; Josh Brown, former Husker player and current kicker for the St. Louis Rams gave a presentation on the daily life of a NFL player; an appearance for KC Wolf, mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs. Prizes were given out throughout the summit – football items autographed by NFL players.
Attending from Colman-Egan were Lane Hanson, Rachel Harms, Zach Miles, Shelby Van Dyke, Hunter Miles, Alan Moore, Katie Schmidt, Erin Whitehouse, Jeff Hegge (P.E. Instructor) and Bonnie Hemmer (Program Advisor).
School-Based Health Centers Capital Program Grants Awarded
Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $95 million in competitive federal grants to school-based health centers to 278 programs across the country. These programs will improve access to basic primary health care for school-aged children, many of whom have no other sources of care. The School-Based Health Centers Capital Program is the first-ever source of federal funding to uniquely support school-based health centers.
The City of Sioux Falls Health Department, SD and Community Health Center of Black Hills Inc. Rapid City, SD were two South Dakota recipients.
Schools Added to Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Program This Year
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) will expand to include an additional 24 South Dakota schools for the 2011-12 school year. That means a total of 101 schools will participate in the program this year, giving more than 23,000 elementary students the opportunity to eat fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.
“These schools are taking positive steps to help students develop life-long healthy eating habits,” said Sandra Kangas, director of the South Dakota Department of Education’s Child and Adult Nutrition Services. “The children have an opportunity for a healthy snack, and they also learn about where fruits and vegetables come from, how they are grown, and what nutrients are in them.”
The FFVP is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services and South Dakota’s Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services.
Schools that participate in FFVP receive funds to provide free fresh fruit and vegetables to elementary students throughout the school day. The snack must be served outside of the breakfast or lunch meal. Elementary schools that have a high percentage of their students eligible for free or reduced-price meals receive priority for the funding.