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  • Make Wellness a Part of Your School's Game Plan!

    Sign up today for your school's Fuel Up to Play Wellness Activation Kit; a comprehensive program that focuses on empowering kids to make smart choices about nutrition and physical activity. This free nutrition and fitness program for schools targets grades 4-10 and includes display material and activities that inspire kids to "get up and play" for 60 minutes a day and to "fuel up" with the food groups kids don't get enough of. This kit will help your students make positive changes in their eating and exercise habits, as well as, support your school's wellness policy goals.

    Next season is just around the corner so make sure your students are Fueled Up and Ready to Play!

    Quantities are limited so please act now.

  • empowerME is an initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  Its’ goal is to inspire youth to eat healthier and move more, motivate each other, and to be a solution to America’s obesity epidemic.  It emphasizes self responsibility for health, and the importance of developing healthy habits.
  • While overweight and obesity levels climb, the minutes children spend in physical education (PE) has decreased. SPARK is designed to maximize class activity time, without sacrificing learning.  The SPARK team of educators and researchers have spent years creating the tools to succeed.  SPARK is the “New PE.”  SPARK classes are more inclusive, active, and fun.

  • The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. They have come together to create a new generation of healthy Americans by addressing one of the nation’s leading public health threats – childhood obesity.  Along with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, the Alliance focuses on preventing childhood obesity and creating healthier lifestyles for all children and targets several areas to spark change and reduce the increasing rates of childhood obesity in the U.S.  The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Having fun with the serious business of teaching kids about healthy food choices and being physically active is built into Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF), a research-based curriculum for adults and older teens to use with kids aged 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5). "Jiff the Joey" sets the stage for each of the eight "Kangaroo Jumps" or sessions in JIFF.  Fun nutrition, physical fitness and food safety learning activities are integrated into the program, which uses the MyActivity Pyramid and the MyPyramid for Kids.

  • Integrating Physical Activity into the School Day, is a new NASPE webpage was created for classroom teachers and physical educators and includes: physical activity calendars, Behavior Matter Brain Breaks, Thanksgiving word search, letter to parents and much more. Encourage
    your students and school staff to participate in a fun, physical activity challenge this month called the "Turkey Triathlon.

  • The CDC - Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has created a social marketing website.  To learn more about what social marketing is and available resources visit the CDC website. 

  • October is National Crime Prevention Month.  The National Crime Prevention Council has partnered with Connect with Kids to support the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative.

    Visit the Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) website hosted by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) to help Take a Bite Out of Crime®, CSC is a partnership of NCPC, the National Sheriffs' Association, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

    The site contains a compilation of tools and resources for creating and maintaining safer communities. Video produced by Connect with Kids is posted on the site. We are pleased to be a part of this initiative.

  • District Administration Daily - List Top K-12 educational resources and links.  You may chose to register with the site and have an update emailed to you every day.

  • KidsHealth & TeensHealth are new online resources for educators offering free health curriculum materials for all grades and subject areas. Each teacher's guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes - all aligned to recently updated national health education standards.
  • The Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEATv2) is a fully customizable and easy to use software program designed to help school districts evaluate and manage ALL of their environmental, safety and health issues.
  • Road of Life – Cancer Prevention for Kids Resource is a free, easy to use elementary health education resource geared towards 3rd – 5th graders. The goal of this program is to eradicate preventable cancers and diseases of excess by educating children about fitness, nutrition and tobacco use decisions they can make to lead to healthier lives.
  • Milk Matters, A National Awareness Campaign promoting the importance of calcium for bone health in children and young adults. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (MAFPF) in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools is promoting improved health to all Mississippians through various outreach programs and funding opportunities.
  • BAM body and mind will tell you all you need to know about all the stuff that matters regarding fitness, disease, and peer pressure. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The NIDA Goes Back to School campaign is your source for FREE information about the latest science-based drug abuse publications and teaching materials.
  • VERB It’s what you do. is a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign* coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The Healthy Youth index list numerous resources for youth and parents and is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
  • Healthfinder kids know lots of ways to be healthy and have fun. Website is for parents and kids.
  • Welcome to girlshealth.gov – a web site made just for you! There’s lots of cool information you can use. Maybe you want to start working out or you’re stressed out about school. There are lots of different topics to choose from. Take a look!
  • SAMHSA is a national clearinghouse of alcohol & drug information sponsored by the US Department of Health & Human Services.
  • The HHS.gov website offers helpful information to Educators/Teachers. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • The President's challenge. Get into the program by jumping rope. Playing catch. Or racing a friend. Even better, you can win awards for staying active - and track your progress along with kids across America. The more you keep at it, the more fun you'll have.
  • WELCOME TO KIDS.GOV, Find links to government and other kids' sites -- grouped by age and subject. Explore, learn, and have fun!
  • McGruff® and Scruff® Drug and Violence Prevention Story and Activity Website.
  • Welcome to the premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.
  • Safe Routes to Schools. Do you want to start a Safe Routes to Schools program in your community? The MCBC program offers training, and consulting to assist you in developing a comprehensive program that will fit the needs of your community.
  • LearntobeHealthy.org provides interactive student health science activities and teacher lesson plans for FREE that include: Teacher-led Activities, Student Games and Webquests.
  • Education World, The Educators best friend. 1000s of resources for educators.
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