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Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
September 2013
The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is brought to you by DASH BC. Our vision is a society where student participation in a healthy school community is the norm, not the exception. We are a non-profit society that inspires our partners and stakeholders to improve the health and learning of students in BC by promoting, supporting and facilitating a healthy schools approach. Visit our website for more information.

School Grant Opportunities

Deadline Sept. 15


Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund

Deadline Sept. 22


Funding for Girls and Women in Sport

Deadline Sept. 22


Swim to Survive School Program Grant

Deadline Oct. 18


PHE Canada Health Promoting School Grants

Deadline Oct. 25


BC Hydro Sponsorship  

Year-Round Intake


RBC After School Project Grants

Year-Round Intake


Resources for the Classroom: "Dear Grade 8 Me"
Students at Riverside Secondary School created a video to welcome incoming Grade 8 students. With a positive message and advice for new students, the video is a must watch for Grade 8 teachers. Click the pic to watch!



Healthy Happenings
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Featured Article

Walk the Globe Is Back and Bigger Than Ever


How would your class like to share the fun of walking to school with a partner class from a different part of the world? Do you think your students would enjoy learning how their peers around the world walk to school? Sign up for Walk the Globe to find out! Read more about Walk the Globe.


DASH Update

Did You Know Walking to School Is Cool?  


It's time to get your walking shoes ready for another great year! iWalk
is an annual international event that celebrates the many benefits of walking and biking to school. This year, BC will celebrate iWalk from October 7th to 11th. Learn more about the event and how to register.

Pencils, Rulers, Backpacks...Oh My!  It's Back to School Time!   


null It's hard to believe, but it's that time of year again - back to school! 'Tis the season of rushing to the store for school supplies, trying (and, usually, failing) to get back into a normal sleep routine, sorting out schedules (between school, teams, activities, etc.), and figuring out what in the world to pack for lunch to make sure your kids are eating healthy... and are actually eating what you pack! To read more of this DASH blog entry by Alex Inman click here.


Introducing New Healthy Schools Network Grants


DASH is proud to announce that the new Healthy Schools Network grants will be available October 1st, 2013. These grants support healthy schools goals, as well as student-centered activities and inquiry-based healthy living projects in BC schools. Learn more about the grants and how you can apply and get involved.

Teacher Resources

Action Schools! BC ReleasesTop 10 Resources List


Action Schools! BC has a new list of complimentary resources and support for the 2013/2014 school year.  To access the list, and to learn more about upcoming Action Schools! BC workshops and events, read more here.


Are You a BC Educator Interested in Teaching HeartSmart KidsTM?

HeartSmart Kids programs are curriculum based and focus on encouraging children to make heart-healthy lifestyle choices in a fun, challenging and engaging way. The programs focus on the main areas of heart facts, healthy eating, active living and being smoke-free. To learn how you can get involved with HeartSmart Kids™ read more here.


Do Your Students Need Nutrition Support?

Breakfast for Learning is the leading, national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. As the nation's lead advocate for quality nutrition in schools, Breakfast for Learning offers many ways to get involved and support your students. Read more here