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Missouri Healthy Schools Newsletter

November 6, 2020
Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) provides students with lifelong advantages built upon early, positive health behaviors that improve conditions for academic achievement. In partnership with school leaders, MHS bolsters health promotion infrastructure, knowledge, and behaviors by:
  1. Assisting schools in building a systemic and integrated approach to address health and education outcomes
  2. Providing health and wellness education and targeted training to school professionals
  3. Promoting and implementing school-wide policies to support a healthy and safe school community
  4. Supporting chronic disease management. 
Research shows that when kids are healthy and safe, they are more able to thrive academically, physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally throughout their lives. MHS is working with schools across Missouri to make this possible for students and school staff every day.
Our website focuses on resources to support school leaders, teachers, nurses, and other school stakeholders and personnel through the Covid-19 pandemic.
To learn more about Missouri Healthy Schools you can also access the DESE Missouri Healthy Schools webpage here.
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School Nutrition & Food Services Corner

MO Health Schools is launching a new video resource featuring Sarah Chellberg, Child Nutrition Director at Raymore-Peculiar Schools, sharing School Food Service Tips during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our first two episodes cover tips on safely packaging food.
Episode 1 (2min 27sec)
Episode 2 (3min 3sec)

Bon appétit!  
Sarah Chellberg, SNS, RD

 Sarah Chellberg is an expert contributor who covers topics related   to school nutrition and food services for Missouri Healthy Schools.
Education Leaders Grant Opportunity

No Kid Hungry has announced a grant opportunity to support the efforts of school district administrators in working to increase district-wide food access to their student body via collaboration with neighboring school districts, community organizations, non-profit partners, and local government agencies. Grants of up to $75,000 will be given to facilitate partnerships with partner organizations in supporting joint efforts to ensure kids in their community have access to the federal meals programs, backpack programs, and food pantries. This grant will also support the needs of school districts to run these programs. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2020.

Download the RFP to find out more about the grant and how to apply!

Coming up...

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Warning Signs to Seek Help
Dr. Lauren Schwarz, Professor and Assistant Dean at SLU School of Medicine, will be featured in a 6-part webinar series on topics related to health and wellbeing. The first episode, premiering on the MHS Twitter and YouTube channels on November 18 at 3:30pm, will cover the warning signs that you or someone you know may need to seek support for mental health and wellbeing. 

MO Health Media Weekly Feature - Tuesdays at Noon

On Tuesday, Laura Beckmann, Director of Missouri Healthy Schools, and Zac Wheeler, Director of Health and Physical Education at MO DESE, will be on #MOHealthMedia to discuss Missouri’s approach to addressing Health & Physical Education programming for improved student health behaviors.

ICYMI, click to see the speakers we've featured before!
See all upcoming MHS events and programs
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