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Keep it Flowing

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Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Keep It Flowing GuidePlanning, Maintenance & Repair, addresses the practical side of drinking water in schools by outlining the steps needed to provide adequate numbers of properly maintained drinking fountains and tap water dispensers in school buildings. It is designed for the people who make our nation’s schools run day-in and day-out, including those within state and tribal agencies and organizations, districts, school boards and local education authorities and schools.


Grab a Cup, Fill it Up!

WaterPosterSplashTools

The “Grab a Cup, Fill It Up” campaign was a school cafeteria-based intervention that included the installation of disposable cups near water fountains, along with these simple posters encouraging students to drink water and directing them to a water source location.


Planet Health

PH boy (ph_boy.png)An interdisciplinary curriculum focused on improving the health and well-being of sixth through eighth grade students, while building and reinforcing skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education.

Tools

– Sample Lessons: Food PowerActivate Your FamilyWhat could you do instead of watching TV?Passing the Sugar

– Sample Newsletter Articles: Apple a DayGet MovingChoose Healthy FatGo for Whole GrainTune Out TVBe Sugar SmartHealthy Snacks

– Teacher Information
– Teacher  Training Workshop Presentation


Eat Well & Keep Moving

EWKM girl (ewkm_girl.png)A school-based program to equip fourth and fifth grade students with the knowledge, skills, and supportive environment they need in order to lead healthier lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active.

Tools

– Sample Lessons: Healthy Living, Five-Foods Countdown

– Sample Parent Newsletter Articles: Fat in FoodsFruits and VeggiesKeep Moving!Stay CoolBe Sugar SmartSuper SnacksTune Out the TVWhole Grains

– Teacher Information
Eat Well & Keep Moving includes two teacher training workshops that discuss the latest nutrition education and physical activity topics, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the Eat Well & Keep Moving program:

-The first workshop is made up of six sessions and is designed to run for six hours.

-Session 1: Introduction to Eat Well & Keep Moving
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-Session 2: The Good Life—Wellness
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-Session 3: Eat Well & Keep Moving Principles of Healthy Living
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-Session 4: The Five Food Groups and Nutrition Facts
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-Session 5: The Safe Workout
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-Session 6: Review of Classroom Lessons
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]

-The second workshop is a shorter version of the teacher training designed to be delivered in one 4½-hour session (with a half hour break for lunch), or it can spread over two two-hour sessions.
[PowerPoint]     [PDF of Slides]