Creating Healthy School and Communities is a 5-year grant funded program to increase demand for and access to
- healthy, affordable foods and
- opportunities for daily physical activity.
Local schools and communities identified by NYSDOH and the CDC as being eligible for this program are Elizabethtown-Lewis, Moriah, and Ticonderoga.
Health Departments in Essex and Clinton counties are working collaboratively to serve these schools and communities.
Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School – Success Stories
Essex County Board Resolution of Appreciation for ELCS Welness Committee 12/4/2018
Elizabethtown-Lewis School Year 3 (2017-2018)
Elizabethtown-Lewis Success Story Year 2
Elizabethtown Success Story Year 1
Moriah Central School – Success Stories
Essex County Board Resolution of Appreciation of Moriah Central School Wellness Committee 12/4/2018
Moriah School Year 3 (2017-2018)
Moriah Success Story Year 2
Moriah Success Story Year 1
Ticonderoga Central School – Success Stories
Essex County Board Resolution of Appreciation of Ticonderoga Wellness Committee 12/4/2018
Ticonderoga School Year 3 (2017-2018)
Ticonderoga Success Story Year 2
Ticonderoga Success Story Year 1
- Increase access to healthy, affordable foods (especially fruits and vegetables, low-sodium foods, and healthy beverages) and increase school districts’ ability to meet federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) (PDF) (gpo.gov) nutrition standards for vending, a la carte, school stores, and other foods sold outside the school meal programs.
- Establish Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (PDF) (cdc.gov) and implement and strengthen each of the five components: 1) quality physical education; 2) physical activity during school day; 3) physical activity before and after school; 4) staff involvement; and 5) family and community engagement.
- Provide consistent, evidence-based standards for nutrition and physical activity to promote student wellness through the assessment, development, improvement, and implementation of the federally mandated Local School Wellness Policies. (fns.usda.gov)
Community Mobilization Activities:
- Increase access to healthy, affordable foods (PDF) (cdc.gov) (especially fruits and vegetables, low-sodium foods, and healthy beverages) through a variety of strategies, such as:
- Educating community members and leaders about the benefits of zoning and/or licensing regulations which require that a percentage of foods sold by convenience stores and small retailers be healthy;
- Developing and sustaining mobile produce sales;
- Establishing cooperative buying groups; or
- Creating or enhancing food hubs.
- Increase adoption and use of food standards and procurement policies (including criteria for sodium, saturated and trans fats, healthy beverages, and fiber) by venues reaching priority populations, including municipalities, community-based organizations, worksites, and/or hospitals.
- Educate community members and leaders on the benefits of adopting and implementing Complete Streets policies, plans, and practices.
Current Activities Mapped