Wednesday, September 9, 2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Join us in celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month this September! Nearly 1 in every 3 children between the ages of 2-19 is obese. According to the Center for Disease Control, some key contributing factors causing obesity are overly present television and media, the marketing of unhealthy foods, lack of daily physical activity, increased portion sizes and higher consumption of sugary beverages. Here are some great resources to get your students involved in making healthier and smarter decisions when it comes to preparing meals:

Friday, April 17, 2015

SC Farm to School Grants Available to Schools

The South Carolina Farm to Institution Program has released their 2015-2016 Farm to School RFP. Schools have an opportunity to receive a grant totaling $4,000 to implement the Farm to School project, teach students about healthy eating and support local farmers.

For more information and to apply click here.

Denmark-Olar High School Garden 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Our New Location!

Last Friday, March 6, the MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness hosted an Open House at our new office in Charleston!

Thank you to all who came out! We are excited about our new location and expanding program which now includes the South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care (SCPITC).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Awarded!

We want to send out our congratulations to those schools who received the 2014/2015 school year Fuel Up to Play 60 grants whom are also participating in the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness Checklist Competition in South Carolina School Districts. Great job teams!!
These schools include:
  • Bamberg-Erhardt Middle School (Bamberg District 1)
  • Bamberg-Erhardt High School (Bamberg District 1)
  • Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center (Charleston)
  • Cainhoy Elementary School (Berkeley)
  • Jennie More Elementary School  (Charleston)
  • Richard Carroll Elementary School (Bamberg District 1)
Schools who received this grant are awarded $4000.00 to spend on nutrition and physical activity related items and programs.  These grants are available to qualified K-12 schools to "kick start healthy changes".

If your School Wellness Committee is interested in applying for next year, applications open in Spring 2015.
The next deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Awarded applicants will receive funds to be used in the 2015/2016 school year. 

For more information, please see the Fuel Up to Play 60 website.

Plan for 2015-2016!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SC Walk to School Day 2015 is March 4th!

Remember, your school may receive 2 points on the School Wellness Checklist for participating in South Carolina Walk to School Day.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lowcountry Food Day - October 24, 2014

There are lots of events for Lowcountry Food Day for staff and students to enjoy! Some events qualify for points on your School Wellness Checklist!  

CCSD schools: Lowcountry Food Day falls on a teacher work day. Consider sharing this information with your students' families as they may want to participate in the free events!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

CCSD Teachers Kids Yoga Training Discount

CCSD Teachers:

Kids Yogaverse Teacher Training

Starting today- teachers can get a 25% discount off the 18 hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training at CPY for school teachers with ID - Sign up now!