CAN Health & Wellness Newsletter – Celebrating National Nutrition Month® & More!
March 22, 2022
This March, we are preparing for the summer and next school year with tons of new resources to implement into programs and classrooms, as well as celebrating National Nutrition Month®!
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits! Keeping the body and mind healthy is integral for success not only in the classroom but in all aspects of life. This month, share resources with the youth in your life on how they make healthy choices and give space to prioritize your health as well.
Explore these resources on how you can celebrate #NationalNutritionMonth:
- National Nutrition Month® Toolkit via Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Food Literacy Learning Resources via NourishLife
- Feeding the Teacher’s Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators via Edutopia
In addition to the above resources, we are continuing to share content surrounding the Whole Child Health and Wellness Vision as well as other approaches that prioritize the cumulative wellness of students in our Expanded Learning programs
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning released a program guide designed to help educators and school administrators with selecting the best evidence-based SEL program for their community.
YMCA San Diego has released their new framwork: Designing and Implementing Universal Prekindergarten in California, to serve as a guide to school districts, policymakers and community leaders to collaborate, design, and implement school-based TK programs that benefit and uplift the entire school community.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is using federal funding to implement the Behavioral Health Response and Rescue Project (BHRRP) and the California Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project.
BHRRP aims to expand access to high-quality behavioral health in every California community, and the California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose-related deaths.
The California Children’s Trust released a new issue brief, “Youth Supporting Youth: Expanding Peer-to-Peer Programs to Address the Growing Youth Mental Health Crisis”. The brief builds a case for expanding school-based peer-to-peer programs for youth ages 14-17 and provides examples of current promising programs.
Register for the next installment of American Institutes for Research’s Social Determinants of Addiction Series! This next session focuses on Healthcare Access and Quality as a Social Determinant of Addiction. Explore how focusing on improving healthcare access for substance use disorder where panelists will discuss harm reduction treatment and financing harm reduction organizations.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
10:00 AM PST
The California Department of Education (CDE) has released new funding opportunities as part of the California Community School Partnership Program (CCSPP). The funds can be used to subcontract with community based clinics and other organizations to provide and coordinate health services, but cannot be used to build new facilities.
- Deadline for Planning Grants: Friday, April 1, 2022
- Deadline for Implementation Grants: Monday, April 11, 2022