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Perspectives (October 2018)

Thank goodness for people who do good things. Experts provided Community Resiliency Model (CRM) training to Hurricane Florence first responders recently. This model has been effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress for people who have experienced natural disasters. CRM has since been adapted for others to use in More

WCPSS Data: Fitness, Academic Achievement and What’s Money Got to Do with It?

Last month, Brentwood Elementary P.E. Teacher Dave Jones, EdD, MAEd, NBCT, shared his research of 2,194 fourth and fifth graders in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) during AHA’s Smart Solutions for Schools webinar. His local research affirmed the positive relationship between student fitness, physical activity and academic More

Local Governments as Health Champions

From 2014-2018, six Wake County municipalities were funded through the John Rex Endowment to focus on changing policies and environments that increase access to healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for families. These local governments (Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Zebulon) examined their own contexts to incorporate health More

NC Crunch: Crunch an NC Apple Today!

Join 300,000 North Carolinians by crunching into a juicy, healthy, North Carolina apple today at noon (or anytime that works) in celebration of local food access and Farm to School Month! Take a selfie of your “crunch byte” and post on social media with #NCCrunch. Across North Carolina, kids More

School Garden Grant Opportunities

Whole Kids Foundation – US Gardens Grant Program Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible garden at either a: K-12 school, 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school, or 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Applications More

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