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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.