17 State Departments of Education awarded funding for "Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement Through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools"

CDC Healthy Schools has announced that 17 State Departments of Education have been awarded fiscal year 2018 funding through the "Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement Through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools" Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (CDC RFA-DP18-1801). 

States receiving funding under this five-year NOFO include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. 

The purpose of this project is to

  1. Increase the number of students who consume nutritious food and beverages;
  2. Increase the number of students who participate in daily physical education and physical activity; and
  3. Increase the number of students who can effectively manage their chronic health conditions.

There are two priority areas SEAs can apply for:

Priority 1: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Health Conditions in Schools.

Priority 2: National Professional Development and Training to Improve Student Health

Approximately 19 SEAs will be funded to implement Priority 1 and will be responsible for implementing three strategies:

Strategy 1. Infrastructure Development
Strategy 2. Professional Development and Training
Strategy 3. Technical Assistance


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Source: Centers For Disease Control (CDC)