Sustaining and Enhancing Nutrition Education Programs in a Climate of Resources

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Sustaining and Enhancing

Nutrition Education Programs
in a
Climate of
S
hrinking

Resources

Laurel Jacobs, MPH

UA Nutrition Network

July 19, 2012

We know that nutrition and
physical activity programs in
schools make a difference…

Research Outcomes in Schools

Nutrition


School breakfast programs

decrease

absentee rates and tardiness

(
1)


D散e敡s敤 di整 quality d散e敡s敳
p敲forman捥con standardiz敤 lit敲a捹
ass敳sm敮ts (2)


H敡lthy br敡kfast improv敳 p敲forman捥c
on 捯杮itiv攠m敡sur敳 (3)

Sources: 1.
Taras
, H. (2005). Nutrition and student performance at school.
Journal of School Health
.

2
. Florence, M. D., et al (2008). Diet Quality and Academic Performance.
Journal of school Health
.

3
.
I ngwersen
, J., et al (2007). A Low Glycemic I ndex Breakfast Cereal Preferentially Prevents Children’s Cognitive
Performance from Declining throughout the Morning.
Appetite
.

Research Outcomes in Schools

Physical Activity


Higher activity levels result

in higher
academic scores (4)


䍬assroom
-
bas敤 physi捡l a捴ivity
improv敳 on
-
task b敨avior (5)


䍯n捥ctration l敶敬s and rat攠of

learning a
re

improved
after physical
activity (6)

Sources: 4. Coe et al. (2006). Effect of physical education and activity levels on academic achievement in children.
Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise
.

5
.
Mahar

et al (2006). Effects of a classroom
-
based program on physical activity and on
-
task behavior.
Medicine &
Science in Sports and Exercise
.

6
.
Taras
, H. (2005). Physical activity and student performance at school.
Journal of School Health
.

SNAP Ed Behavioral Outcomes


Promotion of healthy food choices


Make half your plate fruits and veggies


Half your grains, whole grains


Switch to fat
-
free or low
-
fat milk products



Increase physical activity



Maintain appropriate calorie balance
through each stage of life


Yet, funding is being reduced…


…so how
can nutrition education
activities be sustained at your
schools?

UANN Sustainability Support


Nutrition
education
resources and trainings


Promotions


E
ducational
reinforcement items


P
lanners


S
pecial project funding opportunities


Sustainability workshops at your school


S
upport through community grants


L
everage resources from other
community
partners




Selected School
-
based Grants

Fuel Up To Play 60

Award:
Up to $4,000

Eligibility:
K
-
12

Application Deadline:
October 1, 2012 & January 15, 2013

Details: The competitive, nationwide funding program can
help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and
physical activity improvements.

More information:

http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/

ING Unsung Heroes Award

Award:
Up to $2,000 for 100 entries, additional
funding up to $25,000 for top 3 entries

Eligibility:
K
-
12

Application Deadline:
April 30
th
, 2013

Details:
Grants for K
-
12 educators utilizing new teaching methods
and techniques that improve learning. Applicants describe
projects they have initiated or would like to pursue, judged on its
innovative method, creativity, and ability to positively influence
students.

More information:

http://ing.us/about
-
ing/citizenship/childrens
-
education/ing
-
unsung
-
heroes

Target Field Trips

Award:
Up to $700

Eligibility:
K
-
12

Application Deadline:
rolling

Details:
Target funds programs that allow students and teachers to
learn in all kinds of settings. They fund field trips that connect
students' classroom curriculum to out of school experiences.

More information:

https://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04
-
031767

(or
google

“Target field trip

grant”)

WalMart
/Sam’s Club Giving Program

Award:
Minimum $250

Eligibility:
K
-
12

Application Deadline:
December 1
st
, 2012

Details:
The
Walmart

Foundation’s various grant programs support
initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in Education and
Health & Wellness, to create opportunities so people can live
better.

More

information
:

http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8916.aspx

Captain Planet
Foundation (Gardens)

Award:
Up to $500

Eligibility:
K
-
12

Application Deadline:
Sept. 30th, 2012 and Feb
.

28
th
, 2013

Details:
Promotes and supports high
-
quality education programs
that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the
world through engaging learning experiences.

More information:
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply
-
for
-
grants/

UANN Role



Maintain listing of current funding
opportunities


Facilitate sustainability workshops


Discuss current funding opportunities


Set goals


Develop action plan


Provide technical assistance

Leveraging resources from
other community partners


CPPW advisory committees and wellness
coordinators


School parent groups


Master Gardeners


Tucson Village Farm


www.uaforyou.arizona.edu/teachers/find



portal for UA teaching activities, resources

Next Steps


Schedule a sustainability workshop


Discuss grant opportunities with your
administrators and district


Capitalize on resources from community
partners

Thank you!

If
you have any questions
please contact your UANN
Program Coordinator.