Creating Healthy Schools & Communities in Cattaraugus County
Creating Healthy Schools & Communities helps schools and the communities that surround them to build cultures of wellness by increasing opportunities for physical activity & healthy eating.
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The Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant is a FREE program that provides support & assistance for P.E. Plan and physical activity & nutrition policy development and implementation to school districts in Cattaraugus County. Services offered to participating schools include:
1. Technical assistance & resources
2. Professional development opportunities
3. Funding to support sustainable change
CHSC is a project of Erie 1 BOCES and funded by the NYS Dept. of Health. Please contact Kate Huber, CHSC Coordinator, at [email protected] or 716-821-7566 to learn how your district can get involved.
This looks like a fun way to get some physical activity and keep up on math skills over the summer! Give it a try!
Math in the Morning with Ms. Suzy! 30-Minute Virtual Lessons for Your Children to Learn Through Movement Math & Movement introduces “Math in the Morning With Ms. Suzy!” Register your children for a 30-minute practice full of key principles that your student may have missed due to COVID-19. Ms. S...
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
Current temperature in Buffalo: 91.
We're expecting more extreme heat this week - watch for signs of heat-related illnesses in yourself & those around you.
June is National Dairy Month. Dairy products are full of vitamins and minerals and can be a part of a healthy well balance diet 🐮
June is National Dairy Month, and all month long we’ll be sharing recipes and facts highlighting the delicious taste and health benefits of Real Dairy. First up: Did you know a tall glass of Upstate Farms Milk has nine essential nutrients, including vitamins A & D, potassium, riboflavin, protein, and calcium?
GObike is asking for feedback on a feasibility study to construct an 80-mile multi-use trail in and adjacent to the Buffalo-Pittsburgh rail corridor between the City of Buffalo and the Town of Hinsdale. Check out the maps and let them know what you think. https://southerntiertrail.org/
Please have a healthy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
Many state parks and beaches have reduced parking by 50% and popular destinations will close early as lots fill. Do not park along roadsides or other undesignated areas. Plan ahead by checking our website and having alternate destinations ready if needed. When visiting please:
▪️Wear a mask or face covering WHEN social distancing is not possible, this includes on the trail and at the beaches and boardwalks
▪️Keep your blanket and chairs 10 feet from others
▪️Refrain from group sports and activities
▪️Give other visitors space on trails and in common areas
▪️Be prepared—facilities are limited and some amenities may not be available
▪️Leave no trace—pick up trash, carry in, carry out
Thank you, by working together we can help stop the spread, keep visitors and staff safe and enjoy the outdoors. 🌞🌊🌳
Gowanda Central School District
UPDATED: AS OF MAY 27, 2020, PICK-UP BEGINS AT 8 A.M. AND CONTINUES UNTIL ALL BOXES ARE DISTRIBUTED. THANK YOU!
Gowanda Central School District is thrilled to share that FREE USDA FARMERS-TO-FAMILIES FOOD BOXES will be available for the public starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This is a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE opportunity and there are NO pre-orders.
The giveaway kicks off this week with 400 boxes. Those interested should pick up at the Gowanda High bus loop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and be sure to PLEASE PRACTICE PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING. Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the hours of pick-up will be extended from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday through at least June.
Each box contains 20 pounds of assorted produce such as:
• Potatoes (1-5 pounds) 🥔
• Oranges (1-4 pounds) 🍊
• Apples (1-3 pounds) 🍎
• Onions (1-3 pounds) 🍈
• Green vegetables (1-3 pounds of broccoli, cabbage, peppers, etc.) 🥦
• Carrots (1-2 pounds)🥕
Please note: ANYONE is welcome to come and pick up a box – it is NOT limited to families with children. Delivery is not available. Thank you!
WNY Healthy Communities Coalition
How to put on and take off a cloth face covering (mask), from NYSDOH - New York State Health Department
Something that might interest some of you....
A new contest asks New Yorkers to create and share a video explaining why wearing a mask in public is important. Interested applicants can go to wearamask.ny.gov.
GObike Buffalo has announced the commencement of planning and community outreach for the Southern Tier Trail, an 80-mile pedestrian and bicycle path extending from the City of Buffalo to the Town of Hinsdale, passing through 20 towns and villages with links to the Empire State Trail and Genesee Valley Greenway. Learn more and particpate in the process.
GObike is kicking off community outreach this week for an 80-mile shared-use bicycling and pedestrian pathway between the City of Buffalo and the Town of Hinsdale, NY. The proposed Southern Tier Trail incorporates the 27-mile Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail and will connect 20 Western New York towns
Ready to Exercise? WNY Independent Living, Inc created a comprehensive resource guide for people with disabilities. It includes ideas for exercising, safety recommendations, a list of accessible trails in our area and more! Check it out here: http://wnyil.org/Portals/0/Resource%20Guide%20for%20People%20with%20Disabilities_1.pdf
#CHSC #MoveMore #AccessibleTrails
Join Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy Winner, Best Selling author, Football and Baseball player, as he discusses health and wellness. You can even send in your own question for him to answer!
Hey fam, excited to share that I’ll be going live tonight at 7pm EST to talk about various health, fitness and wellness topics — if you have a question, I’ll be answering live! Text your question to (904) 441-5450 or sign up and ask your question at: https://my.community.com/timtebow
Salamanca City Central School District
High School sophomore, Jillian Rea, and a member of the schools Sources of Strength group created this amazing poster.
What is Sources of Strength ?
Sources of Strength is our high school’s su***de prevention program. As a group we thought sharing out some positive messaging during these uncertain times would be a healthy way to boost our fellow peers. You may find a lot of scary information through many different avenues regarding COVID 19. As a result of this you may find an increase in anxiety and possible depression. Know that you are not alone during this time. It is important to rely on HOPE, HELP & STRENGTH. Each one of us has our own strengths that have helped us get through tough times in the past. This time is no different… You Can Do This!!! Please see Sophomore Jillian Rea’s poster on ideas to get you thinking positive & feeling healthy!
For more tips on helping with Anxiety and Depression please feel free to contact Ms. Crowley at [email protected]
Happy Earth Day! A great way to celebrate is to begin planning your garden. Kids are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables that they helped grow. It also helps keep your food supply local which is good for the environment!
See more information below about an upcoming FREE online to***co cessation program starting at the end of the month.
One of our Healthy Corner Stores is offering food delivery in the Gowanda/Collins area. Check out his post which explains how residents can have their items delivered while staying in the safety of their home #foodaccess #community #healthyfoods #quarantine #Gowanda
Please share with those interested in home delivery of groceries. We are offering this service effective tomorrow, from 12:30-5:30pm, Monday -Saturday.
We prefer and encourage orders via FB messenger or text to 548-1863. I have turned voicemail off, you wont be able to place an order via voice mail. If I am free, I will answer the phone, but cannot guarantee it. If/when we can afford additional employees to better staff the phone-we will begin to accept called-in orders.
We understand much of the motivation behind home delivery is biosecurity. In recognition of that motivation know that our delivery people will wear food grade gloves while packing your order, during driving, and delivery. We will honor any special instructions you have specified in your written order(if you dont want s/he to come to your door or step on your deck or porch-we understand....without specific instructions we will simply knock on your door as any delivery person would)
Delivery is available to Collins/Collins Center, the Seneca Reservation that is East of Versailles Plank Road, and Gowanda. This area may expand in the near future.
We ask for understanding as we implement and improve our delivery service. I do anticipate a steep learning curve.....the biggest challenge will be anticipating how much inventory we need to meet demand....I've learned that it is best to err on the side of having too little product, instead of having too much(Waste ruins margins. A tight inventory also helps to keep prices lower).....compounding the inventory guessing game is the demand created by coronavirus.....we will do our best to satisfy you as best we can.
While not required, You can help by placing order(s) a week in advance, when possible. With that lead time-we can build your order into our orders & guarantee you'll get what you want, as long as our suppliers deliver. If you want to order by the case, we can give you an 8% discount.
There is a delivery fee of $4/delivery. Depending on delivery sales we may reduce or eliminate this fee, but we have to account for the cost of the additional labor, gasoline, employment taxes, insurance, bags/boxes, etc.
We accept cash, check, credit and debit. Once our EBT reader comes in, we can also accept EBT....we are expecting that on Monday or Tuesday. Bounced checks will result in a $35 fee.
Attached is a link to a product list, pictures, and prices. There are a few minor errors in here that will be fixed over the weekend, but we wanted to get this out this evening.
Additionally, if there are items you want but we do not carry in store- we can probably access them. Please see walnutcreekfoods.com upstate milk cooperative, wright beverage, and try it distributing for additional items we can order for you.
Thank you to a good start to our 2020 season.
See you tomorrow!
Paper Airplanes STEM and Physical Activity all in one! The website www.foldnfly.com offers step-by-step picture instructions for making many different designs, plus they have a YouTube channel with step-by-step videos. Once you've finished making your designs, try one or more of these games: Dist...
NYS Parks are open and free!
COVID-19 Update: At this time, NY State Parks are open and welcoming visitors during regular operating hours. However, some events and programs may be postponed or canceled. For specific program information, please contact the individual park office directly. 📸: Minnewaska State Park Preserve. #nystateparks #naturerx #takeahike #freshairandsunshine #trailtherapy #hikemorestressless
We are closely coordinating with the state's emergency preparedness and response efforts and will take any necessary actions to protect visitors and staff health as the situation develops. Cleaning and disinfecting procedures of high-traffic areas are ongoing. Park visitors should follow all guidance from public health officials to help prevent the spread of disease, including frequently washing their hands and staying home if they are sick. Thank you.
It's #NationalNutritionMonth! We challenge you to try a new fruit or vegetable this month!
Still thinking up holiday gifts? 🎁 Consider the gift of good health.
-Hula hoops, jump ropes, and Frisbees are all simple ideas to encourage movement. ⚽
-Sign up for a free fitness class at the library and share the gift of time together. 😅
-Even putting together a playlist for exercising can be a great present 🎵 .
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Great opportunity to learn more about minimizing the risk for Concussions from area expert Dr. Leddy from University at Buffalo! Hearing from the Buffalo Bills Legend Mark Kelso was awesome!
#ILoveMyJob #CHSC #concussuons
Thirsty's Pizzeria and More Healthy Corner Store Opening.
The mission of the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program (CHSC) is to provide a focused public health effort to reduce major risk factors of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases in Cattaraugus County to improve quality of life for all. By increasing opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity, we are striving to improve the well-being and quality of life for people in the following school districts and the communities that surround them in Cattaraugus County: Franklinville CSD, Gowanda CSD, Pioneer CSD, Randolph CSD and Salamanca CSD.
CHSC is a FREE program that provides support & resources to schools and communities wanting to improve the well-being of their students, staff and families.
Main initiatives include:
Healthy Corner Stores
Healthy festivals and municipal buildings
CHSC is a project of Erie 1 BOCES and funded by the NYS Dept. of Health. Our staff include: