An interactive workshop that provides an overview of the Breakthrough Series Methodology as it applies to the priority area of physical activity and nutrition in a school setting. Numerous studies have shown a direct link between good nutrition, regular vigorous activity and increased academic performance among children. This is explained within the context of the Healthy People 2020 national objectives and Prevention Agenda toward the Healthiest State.
Who Should Attend: Local health department staff, school staff committed to improving health policies, school cafeteria managers, community-based organizations partnering in a school setting
We encourage teams of two staff from an organization or a county who have a specific improvement project in mind to participate. Limited stipends are available to cover conference costs for registration, travel. Space is limited.
This workshop is made possible by
funding from John Snow, Inc. received from the Office of Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services and is being
presented by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Public Health
Morning: Introductions, Healthy People 2020 Action Framework, Improvement Model
Mid-Morning: Review how these were tested in three school communities
Afternoon: Roundtables: Adapt the Framework and Improvement to local needs
Faculty: Staff from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, New York State Department of Health
Register by Friday, April 23, 2010.