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Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar: Sept. 26

School administrators, teachers and parents are invited to our Smart Solutions for Schools Webinar to learn about solutions that will improve the health and performance of students, and how to earn recognition through AHA’s Healthy School Awards program. The webinar is Wed., September 26, 4-5 pm via Zoom; register here.

Download the flier. Hear from several Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) staff and partners who have expertise and resources that can support your school’s wellness work.

  • Fitness, Academic Achievement and Poverty-Local Data and Solutions
    Dave Jones
    , EdD, MAEd, NBCT, Brentwood Elementary, will share highlights of his research of 2,000 students in a public school district in the Southeast and the connection between fitness and academic achievement in low- and high-poverty schools, along with his recommendations.
  • Walking Wednesdays
    Hear from Jennifer Browndorf, NCBT, Hilburn Academy, and members of the 5th Grade Community Service Focus Team about their student-driven project to improve active routes to school and host a walk to school event every month last school year. Their work motivated fellow students to take part and earned an AHA Sneakers and Spokes Award for their school.
  • Active Routes to School
    The WCPSS Wellness Policy supports active transportation to and from school. Learn from Jennifer Delcourt, Active Routes to School, Region 5, about opportunities to start or grow walking and/or biking programs at your school.
  • Smart Snacks
    In June 2017, the WCPSS School Board adopted the new Wellness Policy, which states that all snacks provided during the school day (including for birthdays, learning experiences, staff functions, etc.) should meet USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards. Hear from Child Nutrition Services (CNS) Director Paula De Lucca how CNS can help.
  • AHA Healthy School Awards
    AHA honors schools in Wake County through two awards. AHA Board Chair Sarah Martin, also a Wake County PTA Council veteran, will share why you should apply and how.




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