Creating Healthy Schools & Communities in Erie and Cattaraugus counties

Creating Healthy Schools & Communities in Erie and Cattaraugus counties We are dedicated to helping schools their communities, build cultures of wellness.

If you are interested in becoming a school gardening expert, check out this certification program offered virtually by L...
12/20/2023

If you are interested in becoming a school gardening expert, check out this certification program offered virtually by Life Lab.

At Life Lab, we believe the world needs informed, inspired, creative, and collaborative leaders, ready with the skills and the motivation they need to work for justice, sustainability, and healthy communities. And we believe that the garden is an ideal space for growing just such leaders! Now, more....

Check out Creating Healthy Schools and Communities' Kate Huber and Laura Corrin on 716 together!
12/19/2023

Check out Creating Healthy Schools and Communities' Kate Huber and Laura Corrin on 716 together!

716 Together is a Western New York audio town hall designed to inform, inspire and empower our community on the social, economic and health issues that affect us all. Listen to the latest episodes, find community links and resources and share your feedback and suggestions for future topics and guest

12/13/2023

Salamanca City Central School District, a Northeast Farm to School Institute team (pictured above at the summer 2023 action planning retreat at Shelburne Farms), are transforming meals in their district. β€œIt means that we’re using local, fresh and delicious foods that are locally produced and harvested,” says Karen Magara, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations. Looking ahead, they're planning to build out their garden and outdoor learning spaces. Find the full Olean Times Herald story @ bit.ly/3Tny4sm

Our latest Wellness Wednesday webinar covered Safe Routes to Schools. Take a look at it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
12/08/2023

Our latest Wellness Wednesday webinar covered Safe Routes to Schools. Take a look at it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_88bK7OOSaE and let us know if you are interested in starting a safe routes to school program or if you already have one, what are you doing to promote and encourage active transport to school?

This 30 minute webinar covers the basics of Safe Routes to School; what the initiative is, why it's important and how to implement a successful program.

Way to go Springville-Griffith Institute! The 5th grade wellness day looks like it was a huge success and we're so glad ...
12/07/2023

Way to go Springville-Griffith Institute! The 5th grade wellness day looks like it was a huge success and we're so glad that they enjoyed the smoothie bike!

Check out Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant coordinator Kate Huber speaking with News 4 WIVB Buffalo about ...
12/07/2023

Check out Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant coordinator Kate Huber speaking with News 4 WIVB Buffalo about the importance of getting kids outside year round for their mental and physical health.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CU-QLrPwGw
Springville-Griffith Institute

Erie1BOCES joins us on Wakeup to share tips on how to get kids outside during the winter season

We love seeing all the ways that schools are using their tower gardens! Looks delicious!
12/07/2023

We love seeing all the ways that schools are using their tower gardens! Looks delicious!

12/05/2023

We hear from the creators of Feel Your Best Self in our podcast, Episode # 16. The FREE FYBS toolkit uses puppets to teach children strategies that promote emotional well-being. Search for UConn CSCH on your favorite podcast platform to listen or check out all our episodes: https://brnw.ch/21wF3qs

This workshop is only 9 days away and we can't wait! Registration is still open, so sign up to join us for a fun and edu...
12/05/2023

This workshop is only 9 days away and we can't wait! Registration is still open, so sign up to join us for a fun and educational morning!
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=19584&I=4563940

Erie 1 BOCES and The Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program are excited for our upcoming K-12 workshop "Science of Play for Increased Positive Behavior and Learning Engagement" on December 14th.

12/05/2023

Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), our partnership with NOFA-VT, collaborated with food systems experts, educators, and school nutrition professionals across the country to create a webinar series for our farm to school and early childhood community. Watch the recordings to hear from your peers across the country: what’s working, lessons learned, and ideas to adapt to your work. Watch the series @ bit.ly/3uBIiLc

🍎 Tried & True Food Systems Lessons in the Early Childhood Classroom with early educator Maggie Rubick, Northshire Day School (VT)

🫐 Food Storytelling Through Harvest of the Month with Sheila Humphreys, Food Connects & Aimee Arandia Østensen, Shelburne Farms

πŸ₯¦ Cafeteria Success Stories from School Nutrition Professionals with Marlo Spreng, Hardin Public Schools (MT), Harley Sterling, Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (VT), Laura La V***a, Burlington School Food Project (VT)

πŸ«‘ Tried & True Food Systems Lessons in the High School Classroom with high school educators Andrew Margon and Yuka Bell, High School for Environmental Sciences (NYC)

πŸ“ Tried & True Food Systems Lessons in the Elementary Classroom with third and fourth grade educator Vanessa Stern, Grafton Elementary (VT)

Farm to school programs benefit students, and benefit the state economy. We love working with school districts on gettin...
12/05/2023

Farm to school programs benefit students, and benefit the state economy. We love working with school districts on getting more farm to school programs started!
Salamanca City Central School District

Buffalo test case for Farm to School study

Salamanca City Central School District's farm to school program showed off the delicious local food that they are servin...
12/01/2023

Salamanca City Central School District's farm to school program showed off the delicious local food that they are serving to students at the latest school board meeting.

SALAMANCA β€” Attendees of the Salamanca Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening had to opportunity to sample some of what the food services department has been serving up this year

Maryvale UFSD is bringing in FeedMore WNY's Kids in the Kitchen program to teach students how to cook healthy recipes! C...
11/29/2023

Maryvale UFSD is bringing in FeedMore WNY's Kids in the Kitchen program to teach students how to cook healthy recipes!
Cooking skills are an essential part of developing lifelong healthy habits.

FeedMore WNY is more than just a food bank. There are community outreach programs that focus on health and wellness through nutrition.

We love everything Springville-Griffith Institute is doing to encourage students and staff to be healthy!
11/21/2023

We love everything Springville-Griffith Institute is doing to encourage students and staff to be healthy!

Thank you to Creating Healthy Schools & Communities in Erie and Cattaraugus counties Cattaraugus Counties for including our Staff Wellness Day in the School Wellness Newsletter! Pictured is Superintendent Bialasik utilizing the Smoothie Bike, which has been a big hit at SGI!

Springville-Griffith Institute middle school health class took the smoothie bike for a spin!
11/21/2023

Springville-Griffith Institute middle school health class took the smoothie bike for a spin!

11/16/2023

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

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11/15/2023

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The team at SGI Culinary is putting together focus groups of students to help with menu planning and taste testing. Gett...
11/01/2023

The team at SGI Culinary is putting together focus groups of students to help with menu planning and taste testing. Getting student feedback on school meals allows food service departments to serve more of the healthy foods that students love. Way to go Springville-Griffith Institute!

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Does your child/student want to be a part of something fun and exciting? We are reaching out to include students at all grade levels.πŸ“š πŸ““
Dates and times for each building TBD.πŸ’œπŸ’›

Yay Randolph Central School District (official) - Randolph, NY! Free school meals for all reduces food insecurity, incre...
10/30/2023

Yay Randolph Central School District (official) - Randolph, NY! Free school meals for all reduces food insecurity, increases student's intake of healthy food and helps improve academic performance.

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL Students!

Randolph Central School District is pleased to announce that all students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals at school beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2023 for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

This is the result of extended eligibility through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and increased funding from New York State Child Nutrition Department (CN) for the 2023-24 school year.

If your child currently has money on their lunch account it may still be used for a la carte items and second meals or a refund may be issued upon request.

If you have any questions, please call Lori Benson, Cafeteria Manager, at (716) 358-7014.

Enjoy this spectacular Autumn season and month in western NY.
10/27/2023

Enjoy this spectacular Autumn season and month in western NY.

Wow!!! Salamanca City Central School District is providing students with a huge number of culturally relevant and enrich...
10/27/2023

Wow!!! Salamanca City Central School District is providing students with a huge number of culturally relevant and enriching farm to school experiences. This provides an example of the wonderful partnership that the school district has with Seneca Nation Gakwi:yo:h Farm.

Salamanca City Central School District is opening up the fitness center to the public. This makes it easier for the comm...
10/25/2023

Salamanca City Central School District is opening up the fitness center to the public. This makes it easier for the community to make healthy choices around physical activity!
Schools often have fitness equipment and spaces that are underused in the evenings and weekends, figuring out a way to open these to the public during these times provides a valuable community service, especially in rural areas that don't have many gym options.

Erie 1 BOCES and The Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program are excited for our upcoming K-12 workshop "Scienc...
10/24/2023

Erie 1 BOCES and The Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program are excited for our upcoming K-12 workshop "Science of Play for Increased Positive Behavior and Learning Engagement" on December 14th.

10/23/2023
GObike more evidence that the work you do for   and   improves overall  !
10/19/2023

GObike more evidence that the work you do for and improves overall !

Middle school can be a challenging time and it turns out bike riding may help. Researchers found students who took part in a 6 to 8 week cycling class reported having a more positive outlook on life.

10/17/2023

Martin Road Elementary School was awarded a $1,000 grant to purchase fitness equipment or supplies to enhance their wellness programming. The school was awarded this grant for their participation in the Play 60 and Fitness for Kids Challenge, sponsored by the Buffalo Bills, the Independent Health Foundation and the America Heart Association. A variety of recess equipment was purchased for the students to enjoy outdoors. Currently, the students are in the second week of this year's Play 60 Challenge. Students are encouraged to log 60 minutes of physical activity in their Play 60 notebook from Oct. 2 through Oct. 29. Martin Road Elementary has been a participating school in this program for 10 years.

Pictured with the equipment are third grade students Omar Ahmed, Hnaya Alhajjahi, and William Clark.

Salamanca's Farm to School program is doing great things and helping the district's students eat more healthy, local, de...
10/11/2023

Salamanca's Farm to School program is doing great things and helping the district's students eat more healthy, local, delicious food!

SALAMANCA β€” The Salamanca City Central School District was recognized Oct. 10 by the New York State School Board Association for the recent developments of its food programs.

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