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Job Opening at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance is looking for another National Nutrition Advisor. This individual will work with both school districts and out-of-school sites to focus on successfully implementing afterschool snacks/meals, supper programs and summer meals acting as a 'bridge' between schools and other community sites. See more in the link below and feel free to share with others.

IOM Webinar: "Making it Happen: Overcoming Barriers to Increasing Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools"
May 13, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
On May 13th, 2013, the IOM released the report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, which offered recommendations, strategies, and action steps that individually have potential to increase children's opportunities to engage in health-promoting physical activity in the school environment, including before, during, and after school. However, many barriers exist to achieving the recommended amount of physical activity in the school environment. In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the release of the report, this webinar will review the recommendations of the report and ways that schools across the country are working to implement physical activity programs. The webinar will consider barriers to implementation faced by schools and highlight ways in which district and school-level administrators are working to overcome these obstacles.

The webinar will feature presentations from:

  • Rochelle Davis, President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign
  • Annie Lionberger, District Wellness Supervisor, Chicago Public Schools
  • Patty Cote, Principal, Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School, Fort Worth, TX
Registration is required to attend the webinar via Webex and space is limited. Please contact Sarah Ziegenhorn at the Institute of Medicine, (202)-334-3913,, with questions.For those unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the IOM's website following the event. To access the webinar and the presentations after May 13th please visit the webinar page.

Action for Healthy Kids School Breakfast Grants available for the 2014-2015 school year
Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release itsSchool Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year.Around 1,000 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs.The deadline for applications is May 2, 2014. Please contact Annie Leary at with questions or for support. For more details and information on how to apply, visit Please share with any schools that may be interested.

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