U.S. Department of Education  Awards Nearly $32 Million  to Local Education Agencies and  Community-Based Organizations  for Nutrition and Physical Education September 30, 2013
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Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) under the Carol M. White Physical Edu…
It's finally here the U.S. Map Stencil GAMES BOOK and OUTDOOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES.

Twenty new games for use with the Playground Map Stencil.  Games include:

1.Capitol Toss
2. State Word Search
3. East to West
4. Capitol Match
5. Capitol Spelling Challenge
6. Hands Across America
7. Exercise By Number
8. State Relay
9. Knock Off
10. State Abbreviation Relay
11. State Shake Walk
12. Guess and Travel
13. Where I’ve Been
14. Name Three
15. Musical States
16. H…
McDonald’s Joins! posted on 9/26/13 by Alliance for a Healthier Generation I’ll Have a Salad With That McDonald’s has partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and made a commitment to modify their menu and utilize their global marketing power to promote healthy behaviors in children and families.
The commitment is built around a comprehensive plan to increase access to fruits and vegetables and create a marketing strategy that i…
Our friends at the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) are seeking applicants for a grant making initiative that seeks to address childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Native communities.
The Promising Program Grants are designed to help Native American controlled nonprofit organizations partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth focused physical activity and healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program e…
2013 ING Run For Something Better School Grant Winners

ING U.S. today announced that it has awarded 59 schools from 26 states across the U.S. with up to $2,500 grants to help students combat childhood obesity by getting them more active through school-based running programs. Through its ING Run For Something Better(R) School Awards Program, retirement, investment and insurance leader ING U.S., in partnership with the American Alliance fo…
Mid Month Play Nice Newsletter released.  Information on New "Alternatives to Withholding Recess, Grant ideas, Physical Activity and the Brain Infographic.

The application period opens today for a $1000 morning physical activity program grant called BOK.

Reebok and the Reebok Foundation are awarding $1,000 to up to 500 schools for the 2013/2014 school year to help get kids moving in a fun way to wake up their bodies for a day of learning with BOKS, a before school physical activity program. Application period starts TODAY! Elementary schools across the country can apply for this $1,000 grant…

September Winners Connie Webster, Principal  Sts. Peter & Paul   Easton   MD Candy Seifert, Teacher  Orchards Elementary  Vancouver  WA Meghan Slowik, PTO Bowles Elementary  Springfield  MA
Congratulations!  Please call 951-245-6970 to claim your U.S. Map Stencil ------------------------------------------------
The September Play Nice News and Grants newsletter has information on the following …
Physical Activity and the Brain Infographic. FREE DOWNLOAD
"Why Active Kids Make Better Learners"

“Physical activity has dramatic effects on individuals’ physical mental health,” according to Charles Basch in his report, Healthier Students Make Better Learners.

Put simply, educational outcomes are directly influenced by health. It is no surprise that students’ fitness levels continue to be low and obesity and overweight categories in…
Stark County Elementary Opens with Health Department GrantJuly 16, 2013 By starkcsdadministrator
Stark County Elementary School and the Henry Stark Health Department are partnering together with funds from the We Choose Health Grant to transform the elementary playground to an area of learning and physical activity.  Stark County Elementary teachers and staff members from the health department worked hard to create different activity …