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Past Events

Healthy Teacher Network workshops have covered a wide range of topics, as listed below. Follow the links for supporting documents for selected sessions..

Food, Nutrition, and School Gardens

  • Soil to Plate: The Incredible Journey Food Goes On Before It Ends Up On Our Plates
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Tour: Highlighting Efforts to be Green
  • School Garden Tour at Academy for Global Citizenship: School Grounds and Facilities that Promote Health and Wellness
  • Creating a School Culture that Encourages Children to Eat Healthy and Be Active: From the Classroom to the Cafeteria
  • Fresh From the Farm: Promoting Healthy Eating Through Classroom Curriculum
  • Multicultural Make and Taste: Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Foods from Around the World
  • Got Dirt: Growing Healthy Kids Through Gardens

Physical Activity and Nutrition

  • Strategies for Physical Activity in the Classroom: How Physical Activity Affects the Brain and How Teachers Can Enhance Learning in the Classroom
  • Indoor Fitness: Get Children Moving in the Classroom When Weather Keeps Them Indoors
  • I'm a Good Kid Yoga and Wellness Program
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Go! Games and Activities to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
  • Healthy Kids Learn Better: Integrating Physical Activity and Nutrition Education into Physical Education and Classroom Lessons

Health, Wellness, and Safety

  • Creating Safe Routes to School and Promoting Walking and Bicycling at Schools
  • Engaging Students as Champions of Health: The Students Taking Charge Program

Grant Writing

Keynote Presentations

Special Activities

  • Cooking Demonstrations - Amazing Edibles Catering, Purple Asparagus, and Common Threads
  • School Tours - Academy for Global Citizenship (including school garden) and Orozco Community Academy (including school garden, school-based health center, and Energizabulls Fitness Center)
  • Faculty Tours - Abbott Fund Wellness Program at Humboldt Park Fieldhouse and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Sampling a Healthy School Lunch Menu Dinner


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