New resources highlight success strategies for schools to sell healthier food and maintain revenues

On October 16, the Illinois Public Health Institute released five tip sheets to help schools implement Smart Snacks in School while minimizing negative financial impact. Strategies are shared from eight school districts across the country that improved nutrition standards for their snack and à la carte food and beverages, known as “competitive foods,” and maintained food service revenue. […]

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2014 All-IAPO Conference: Recap, Resources and Opportunities for Continued Engagement

This fall, nearly 170 partners from across the state came together to celebrate the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) successes, network and connect, and provide input into the strategic direction for IAPO in the years ahead. A diverse array of nonprofits, local health departments, state agencies, hospital systems, community-based organizations, academics and health providers […]

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Listen: Oct. P.E. webinars on new standards

Enhancing P.E. in Illinois: An Overview of New Learning Standards and Physical Education Requirements Recorded: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:30AM-12PM – Access the recording here (brief registration required) Enhancing P.E. in Illinois: Tips for Implementing the New Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health Recorded: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00PM-3:00PM – Access the recording here (brief registration […]

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Governor Quinn Signs IAPO-Supported PE Improvement Bills

Chicago, IL- August 4, 2014— Today, Governor Quinn signed two important bills that will improve physical education (P.E.) in Illinois schools to help students become fit for life. Professionally trained P.E. and health teachers will be recognized as “highly qualified,” similar to teachers of other subjects, under SB 3274, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes and […]

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September 2014 All-IAPO Conference

CALLING ALL IAPO PARTNERS: ADVANCING OBESITY PREVENTION IN ILLINOIS: EMERGING ISSUES, BEST PRACTICES AND ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES ALL-IAPO CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 17-18TH, 2014 BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, ILLINOIS Registration is now closed but limited on-site registration will be available so please email limited on-site registration will be available so please email Sarah.Chusid@iphionline.org  if you’re interested. This fall, partners from across the state […]

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