Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Implementing a salad bar in your school is one of the fastest ways to create fresh food access to all students purchasing a reimbursable meal. In fact the "salad" can be much more than greens and fruit. By utilizing USDA Commodity foods like diced chicken, tuna, cheese, egg products and grain products the salad bar reinvents itself as a reimbursable meal. Using the bar to introduce children to food in its fresh state and educate student’s palates by offering some special seasonal salads makes fast work of transforming your cafeteria into a classroom enjoyed by all every day. Want a salad bar in your school and need help getting started?
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Now Accepting Applications for School Employee Wellness Award Program
The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 School Employee Wellness(SEW) Awards Program that recognizes schools and school districts that demonstrate commitment to the health of their employees by implementing school employee wellness programs. Awardees will receive special recognition for their efforts that include grants (Bronze $250, Silver $500, Gold $1000) to be reinvested in their employee wellness programs.
To apply for DHPE's School Employee Wellness Awards Program, or to learn more about school employee wellness programs, visit www.schoolempwell.org
. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2012. No paper submissions will be accepted this year.
National Institutes of Health Announces Grant Opportunity for Type I Diabetes Management Strategies
The Improving Adherence in Pre-teens, Adolescents and Young Adults with Type I Diabetes funding opportunity is intended to aid institutions/organizations in developing, refining and pilot testing innovative strategies to improve adherence to medications and medical regimens, including self-management in young people with type I diabetes. At the end of the funding period, recipients should have a well-developed intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population and ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.
Applicants can request up to $400,000 for funding. Eligible entities include state and local governments, independent school districts, nonprofits other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, for profit organizations and small businesses. School-based health centers can have their sponsor organization apply on their behalf.
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Grant Information: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=129736
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