Technology Overload?

Social media is a huge facet of today’s youth culture. From expressing their love of photography via Instagram to producing and promoting their latest singles on YouTube; teenagers usage of social media has far surpassed any generation. In fact, studies reveal that teens spend 300% more time in front of the screen compared to teens [...]

2020-01-14T12:11:15-05:00December 7th, 2016|

School Health Services: The Bridge Between Health and Education

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model outlines the vital role School Health Services has in coordinating health policies, processes and practices that support each student to achieve her academic potential. The purpose of School Health Services is to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn. In most school settings [...]

2020-01-14T12:11:24-05:00November 14th, 2016|

Parents as Champions for Healthy Schools Workshops

Research shows that healthy students do better in school, and that parents play a critical role in their children’s health and learning. In the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC) model, the importance of parent engagement is recognized and as a key component states that “parents and school staff [...]

2020-01-14T12:11:36-05:00October 14th, 2016|

Success Stories From Our 2015-2016 Grant Recipients

Dear School Health Partners, Welcome back to another great beginning to the school year! We are pleased to announce that we have recently awarded 30 new health and wellness grants of up to $4,000 to schools across the state. We nearly doubled the number of applicants since our last funding cycle and are thrilled about [...]

2020-01-14T12:11:45-05:00September 19th, 2016|

Current Funding Opportunity

Dear School Health Partners, We are pleased to announce the availability of $120,000 of funding for NJ public middle and high schools to achieve our vision that New Jersey youth are healthy and ready to learn in a school environment that supports wellness and offers opportunities for healthy choices. The New Jersey Department of Health [...]

2020-01-14T12:11:58-05:00April 19th, 2016|

School Mental Health Programs Can Improve Both Academic & Social Outcomes

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model recognizes the impact and critical role that counseling, psychological and social services play on improving the mental, emotional, and social health of students. A growing body of research reinforces that providing mental health programs in schools can improve both academic and social outcomes. The WSCC model seeks to promote [...]

2020-01-14T12:12:05-05:00April 5th, 2016|

Health Education Provides Lessons For A Lifetime

Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the mission of schools. A popular truism is that “healthy students are better learners.” The question is how do we ensure that our students are best prepared and engaged in the process of being healthy students and better learners, now and in the [...]

2020-01-14T12:12:11-05:00March 3rd, 2016|

The Nutrition Environment And Services

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model unified ASCD’s Whole Child model with CDC’s Coordinated School Health model to provide a shared framework for school stakeholders to work together. As part of this process, the definitions and descriptions of each component were updated to reflect current evidence and practice. The school nutrition services [...]

2020-01-14T12:12:16-05:00February 8th, 2016|

Parent Engagement In Healthy Schools

Introduction Schools understand that parents1 care deeply about their children, and expect that parents will support their child’s health and learning at home. As reflected in the CDC’s online materials, parents are also a valuable resource to promote a healthier school environment. Equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to engage with schools [...]

2020-01-14T12:12:49-05:00January 8th, 2016|

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Was Signed Into Law

Dear Partner, We are excited to report that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing No Child Left Behind, was signed into law on December 10. The law contains good news for the whole school community child (WSCC) approach to education. In the new federal legislation, health and physical education join subjects including art, civics, [...]

2020-01-14T12:13:49-05:00December 15th, 2015|