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- LifeSkills Curriculum Training – May 29-30, 2013
- Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem
- Every Kid Healthy Week - April 22-26, 2013
- Save the Date! Early Childhood Mental Health Conference
- 2013 Indian Education Summit
- Applications are being accepted for the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Board
- Help Support Smart Snacks in Schools
- National School Nurse Day – May 8, 2013




LifeSkills Curriculum Training – May 29-30, 2013

LifeSkills Curriculum Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on May 29-30, 2013 at Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD.

LifeSkills is a proven, highly effective, substance abuse prevention program. This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to resist social pressures to smoke tobacco, to drink, and to use drugs Additional details are available on the training flyer.

Click here to register.




Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem

The United Health Foundation and American School Health Association (ASHA) presents Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond, a two part webinar series exploring research on youth and adolescent obesity.

A recording of the first webinar, held March 5, 2013, is available on the ASHA website. Part 2 of the webinar series will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT. Click here to register.

This webinar series feature presenters who provide real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.




Every Kid Healthy Week - April 22-26, 2013

Action for Healthy Kids and schools across the country will be recognizing Every Kid Healthy Week and will be working with schools across the country to host School Wellness/Get in the Action events to make sustainable changes that encourage students to eat better and be active every day.




Save the Date! Early Childhood Mental Health Conference

The Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, hosted by South Dakota Voices for Children, will be held July 9-10, 2013 at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre, SD.

Featured speakers include Dr. Gerard Costa, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair (NJ) State University; Dr. Gerard Jacobs, Disaster Mental Health Institute, University of South Dakota; and Dr. Robert Block, immediate past president, American Academy of Pediatrics.

The cost to attend the conference is $70 (register by May 31, 2013) or $80 after this date. One day registration is $45. Continuing Education Units (CEU) and graduate credit are available.

Check the South Dakota Voices for Children’s website in mid-April for further details and to register, or call (605) 367-9667.




2013 Indian Education Summit

The South Dakota Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2013 Indian Education Summit. Deadline is May 31, 2013.

Click here for more information

Download Request for Proposals





Applications are being accepted for the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Board

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is looking for committed, enthusiastic young people to serve as role models in their communities and empower their friends, families, schools and communities to get healthy.

Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years old by July 2013 and live in the United States. Board members serve as ambassadors for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, share feedback on Alliance programs and activities and lead service-learning programs related to preventing childhood obesity.

Interested youth can visit www.healthiergeneration.org for more information and sign up for a webinar to learn more about the Youth Advisory Board and hear from board members. The webinar is scheduled for either March 20 or April 2, 2013.

Click here for more information




Help Support Smart Snacks in Schools

Parents, students, school staff, community partners and others are invited to comment on USDA's newly proposed rule supporting "Smarter Snacks in Schools.

These new nutrition standards will ensure that schools offer healthier snacks for our children, while limiting less nutritious foods and beverages sold in school vending machines, snack carts, a la carte, and school stores during the school day. Write the USDA by April 9 to show your support for healthier snacks in schools!

Parents and schools can and should work together to make certain children are eating healthfully. Many children consume up to half their daily calories at school, and most are eating a snack. Let’s make sure our children are eating healthy options!




National School Nurse Day – May 8, 2013

It is time to celebrate all school nurses as the voice for children's health, keeping them healthy, in school and ready to learn. Be sure to watch for materials for National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2013.




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