To support California schools in creating safe and caring school environments and delivering effective instruction and services for students’ health and safety.

Review the Center's projects and progress (PDF) over the last two years.

What’s New

Teachers, after school program staff, nutrition and health educators, school health providers, and university staff are encouraged to apply for the 2014–2015 Material Review Board (MRB) for the California Healthy Kids and After School Resource Center. MRB members will evaluate preschool to grade twelve instructional materials in academic areas, behavior management, program administration, nutrition, physical activity, health and safety, and youth development for use in California schools or after school programs. MRB evaluations help us determine which instructional materials to make available via the Web sites and circulating libraries.

Candidates with ample experience in using, developing, designing, or training educators to use electronic learning resources in the classroom or in an expanded learning setting are encouraged to apply. MRB applications are now being accepted.

Apply to serve as a Material Review Board member for 2014 - 15.

Highlighted Trainings and Programs

Check out the centers' five new free online trainings on School-Based Health Education. Available 24 hours a day, these trainings are a great way to brush up on health topics or to enhance your staff trainings. Completion certificates are e-mailed after passing a five-question quiz. Try a training on Essential Concepts and Analyze Health Influences, Decision Making and Goal Setting, or choose from many other free trainings.

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  • FRESHMeals@Schools
  • Access online and peer-to-peer training and technical assistance brought to you by the Fresh, Regional, Education-Supportive, Healthy Meals at Schools (FRESHMeals@Schools).


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