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Winners Blaze a Trail to Greater Health with Fire Up Your Feet

  • June 15, 2016
This year’s Spring Activity Challenge just wrapped up and the results are in. Several schools are walking away with cash prizes that will put them on the path to even greater success, helping them build school environments that strengthen and support opportunities for more physical activity.
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Bike-to-School Day and Helmet Safety Go Head to Head

  • May 3, 2016
Kaiser Permanente kicks off a national effort to raise awareness around bicycle and helmet safety this month. As we roll into May, it’s a great time to dust off those bicycles in your garage, give them a quick tune-up and turn your usual commute to school into something fun and healthy for the whole family. Just make sure to wear a bicycle helmet!
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Garden Lessons from Edible Schoolyard Academy Help to Sprout a Dynamic School Community

  • April 14, 2016
Each summer, to help spread the “edible education” vision to schools far beyond the Berkeley, Calif. campus, ESYP holds their annual Edible Schoolyard Academy, inviting educators, gardening enthusiasts, food service coordinators, parents and community leaders to join them for a week of training on how to create sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities.
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The Great Elixir for Public Health: Education

  • April 6, 2016
Ingredients that go into making the “great elixir” that can support optimal health and educational outcomes require us to consider the health and well-being of all members of the school environment – students, staff and teachers. As school health champions, it’s imperative that we work to support the entire school community, all members, as one organic whole.
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Spreading the Message About Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

  • February 4, 2016
The National Council for Behavioral Health, an alliance of more than 2,500 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, has created two visual tools that can help care providers better understand the importance of trauma-informed care and how TIC can help to forge pathways from trauma and toxic stress to recovery and healing.
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Is Volunteerism A Way Forward in Helping Schools to Thrive?

  • January 18, 2016
For the past 11 years, Kaiser Permanente has been encouraging its workforce to celebrate “a day on, not a day off” by using the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday to dedicate a day of service to the community. This year, in conjunction with Thriving Schools, the annual celebration of volunteerism took on new meaning as Kaiser Permanente channeled many of its employees to serve in neighborhood schools.
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California School Employees Association Is Making Health a Union Issue

  • January 12, 2016
“Wellness is union business.” That’s the message that the California School Employees Association (CSEA) wants to convey to their members and to the wider public. The CSEA Wellness Champions program was begun in 2014, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, and has quickly garnered an enthusiastic following.
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Thriving Schools Celebrates Support for School Health in ESEA Reauthorization

  • December 17, 2015
Last week marked an important milestone in education as President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The law contains some substantial changes that are expected to have a major impact on the nation’s public schools. Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools adds our applause to those celebrating the new ESEA law and the ways it seeks to advance school health.
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