Policy and Systems Trainings

Explore these opportunities for training and professional development on policies and systems.

TitleTraining TypeDescription
Wellness Policy Recorded Webinar: Two Part SeriesCurriculumThis two-part recorded series took place in August and September of 2017.
Meeting the Mark with Presidential Youth FitnessCourseThe Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps physical educators assess, track, and recognize youth fitness and physical activity. The PYFP provides a model for health related fitness education within a comprehensive, quality physical education program. Participants will identify the three components of the PYFP and be able to access provide resources and tools for physical educators to enhance the fitness education process. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Smart Food Planner: Promotional VideoVideoCheck out this overview of our Smart Food Planner!
Exploring the Criteria of the Healthy Schools Program AwardCourseThe Criteria Explorer helps schools complete the application for the National Healthy Schools Award by providing detailed information and support for each of the required criteria. Alliance school health experts walk through each criterion, providing detailed insights on: - Who can help answer each assessment question - Why the criteria is important - What resources are recommended - What evidence of success is required for the National Healthy Schools Award application Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Work Smarter, Not Harder: How the Assessment and Action Plan Can Lead to More Meaningful EffortsCourseThe Healthy Schools Program has adopted the CDC’s School Health Index to help schools assess their progress in our program and our Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment is an easy-to-use tool that will help you track what you are already doing to support health and wellness and highlight opportunities for growth and improvement. This training will help you walk you through the Assessment and Action Plan and help you take the next step in your wellness program.
Happy Birthday CACFP! Resources to Celebrate & Support NutritionVideoDid you know that this May marks the 50th anniversary of the Child and Adult Care Food Program? Join the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the National CACFP Forum for a webinar to honor this important milestone. During the session, we celebrate the CACFP’s birthday by sharing tips, tools, and resources – including the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business, Smart Foods Planner and CACFP Product Calculator – that will help make navigating the CACFP meal pattern simpler and more enjoyable!
Module 1: Getting started with the Presidential Youth Fitness ProgramCourseLearn about the history, mission and value of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program! Discover how PYFP fits into a quality physical education program and analyze the link between academic achievement and fitness education. This module is first in a series of four. Be sure to check out the other training when you're done. Please turn off your pop-up blocker to launch this training.
Recruiting the All Star Team: Tips and Tools for Building SupportCourseExplore how effective teams can create momentum and extend their reach, define key supporters who can guide the team to success, and sell your team to potential members. Please turn off your pop-up blocker as our trainings launch in a new window.
Recorded Webinar: Growing a Healthy Foundation for Learning: What's New in Local School Wellness PoliciesVideoIn July 2016, the USDA updated requirements for school local wellness policies (LWPs). As a result most school districts will need to realign and strengthen existing LWPs. This session will outline the guidelines, review the latest research, and highlight current policy work at the state and local level. This is the first in a two-part webinar series on LWPs. The second webinar, Local Perspective on School Wellness Policy Implementation! (Wellness Policy Series, Part 2), scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:00pm ET, will highlight the local perspective on implementation. This series is hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Voices for Healthy Kids, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Module 3: Physical Education and Fitness Assessment: A Primer for Administrators and TeachersCourseModule 3 provides an overview of ESSA, needs assessments and the role of PYFP in these. Learn useful knowledge of the ESSA legislation and how it looks for your school or district needs. Gain valuable knowledge of PYFP and how participation can strengthen your physical education program. This module is third in a series of four. Be sure to check out the other trainings when you're done. Please turn off your pop-up blocker to launch this training.
Implementing, Monitoring, and Communicating Your Wellness PolicyCourseWellness Policies provide an opportunity for schools and districts to create a healthy school environment by making physical activity, healthy eating and staff wellness programs, sustainable practices. School wellness policies are vital to making the healthy choice, the easy choice on school campuses.
Keep the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum for Wellness InitiativesCourseThis interactive, self-guided learning opportunity will help you strengthen and maintain wellness efforts at your school or site. Browse through best practices and tips for supporting new leaders, deepening the impact of your efforts, collaborating with community stakeholders, and celebrating your successes. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Overview of the Every Student Succeeds ActVideoWatch this overview video to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act!
The Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business – Smart Shopping for Smart SnacksVideoJoin us as we share information on our newest solution to help staff, parents, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards. On this webinar we cover details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business – including why it was created, who can use it, and what activities it can support – as well as feature a live demo highlighting how the store works.
Local Wellness Policies Webinar RecordingVideoWebinar recording co-hosted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Team Nutrition about the local wellness policy final rule.
Providing Exceptional Customer ServiceCourseThe most vital asset of any business is the customer. Without them, we could not be successful therefore customer service is an integral part of the job, not an extension of it. Satisfied customers not only support our business but our crucial for growing it. Participants will understand the principles of customer service. Participants will also determine internal and external customers and how they affect business results and identify opportunities for customer service excellence and how to impact business results. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Recorded Webinar: Local Perspective on School Wellness Policy Implementation!VideoRecorded webinar focused on implementing school wellness policies following the USDA’s final rule. This webinar highlights the local perspective, featuring speakers from California Project LEAN, the California Department of Education, and Arvin School District. This is the second in a two part series.
Running Start: First Steps to Creating Healthier EnvironmentsCourseAre you new to working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation? Whether you are a principal, teacher, out-of-school time director or community member, this brief training will get you up-to-speed on the Healthy Schools Program and Healthy Out of School Time Initiative.

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Recorded Webinar: Putting Policy into Practice Implementing, Communicating and ReportingVideoRecorded webinar that took place September 21, 2017.
Module 2: PYFP and the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community Approach to HealthCourseIn this second module, learn how fitness education and assessment enhance your overall wellness initiatives! You’ll gain knowledge of the many components of school health and wellness and how fitness education and assessment connects to the whole school, whole community and whole child approach. This module is second in a series of four. Be sure to check out the other training when you're done. Please turn off your pop-up blocker to launch this training.
Creating a Wellness Vision & Gaining SupportEvent

Does your school have a wellness vision that inspires others to support your goals?  Kick off the school year with tips for creating and clearly communicating your school's wellness vision and encouraging the school community to be excited and involved in your wellness efforts.

Recording Achieve Dual Recognition with USDA and the Alliance for a Healthier GenerationVideoUSDA/FNS HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms and Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program are working diligently to recognize schools for all the ways they are making school environments healthier places for students and staff to learn and work. These two national recognition programs have come together to make it easier for schools to earn not just one, but two awards. Join the USDA and the Alliance for an interactive overview of the process of earning dual recognition based on the latest criteria. Learn tips for success and join the growing list of schools across the nation that are being recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and the impact they are having on the lives of students, staff, and in the community.
Creating a Wellness Vision & Gaining Support v2Event

Does your school have a wellness vision that inspires others to support your goals?  Kick off the school year with tips for creating and clearly communicating your school's wellness vision and encouraging the school community to be excited and involved in your wellness efforts.

BCBSSC Foundation | WISE Grant WebinarEventReceive an overview of the BCBSSC Foundation WISE Grant application requirements. There will also be a comprehensive walkthrough of the Healthy Schools Program website, including how to log in, complete/update the online Assessment and Action Plan.
Healthy Schools Program Website Walkthrough | SC FSD TrainingEventA walkthrough of the Healthy Schools Program website, resources, and tools endorsed by the USDA to help put your policy in action to meet the USDA requirements.