The Kentucky Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health team had a very busy summer conducting four school-level wellness trainings and eight district wellness policy trainings across the state.
Jamie Sparks, Stephanie Bunge and Audra Deli-Hoofnagle are members of the Kentucky Department of Education's Coordinated School Health team.
The Kentucky Department of Education Coordinated School Health Team will host two free summer professional learning opportunities this summer at locations across the state. “Agents of Change: Making Healthy Schools the Norm” is a Kentucky School Health and Physical Education Network (KySHAPE) professional learning event in which the Coordinated School Health Team will partner with educational cooperatives to provide professional [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health Team is partnering with four different educational cooperatives to provide professional learning to schools and districts to improve aspects of their practical living/consumer sciences Program Review. The intended audience includes health and physical education teachers, Family Resources and Youth Services Center and school nutrition staff and administrators. All events will occur from 8 a.m. – 3:30 [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health team congratulates representatives from three school districts for their recent achievement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Individual school representatives from Fayette, Madison and Wayne county school districts were recognized on Oct. 20-22, in Little Rock, Ark. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation held its annual Healthy Schools Program Forum to [...]
The Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is one of the emerging concepts for increasing physical activity/physical education in schools via a Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. It is specifically included in the Practical Living/Career Studies (PLCS) Program Review. This opportunity from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) will help school district officials gauge their [...]
PE teachers need to champion physical activity and health education in their schools.
Coordinated School Health is one of many sponsors for the third annual Making Every Minute Count workshop. This workshop is scheduled for Oct. 28 in Georgetown, and the deadline to register is Oct. 17. Aaron Beighle and Heather Erwin, both with the University of Kentucky, will be presenting sessions on ways to add moderate to vigorous physical activity into the [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, and William Hacker, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, recently sent a letter to all Kentucky superintendents encouraging the passage and implementation of a 100 percent tobacco-free school policy. This letter exemplifies the partnership between health and education to help improve the health status of students, their families, school staff and community members. For [...]
National Health Education Standards help students develop positive attitudes and practices.