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- New Report Highlights Importance of Nutrition and Physical Activity for Learning
- MMS Education’s Not-for-Profit Article Series — Implementing School-based Outreach Programs to Make a Positive Impact in Education — Issue #1: Three Strategies for Reaching Your Audience
- The 2012 Survey of K-12 Educators and Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools
- Health Literacy in the 21st Century: Setting an Education Agenda
- Progress or Promises? What’s Working For and Against Healthy Schools
- What K–8 Educators Are Saying NOW… About Supplemental Materials
- School Wellness Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation
- An Introduction to Database Marketing
The Wellness Connection: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments reinforces the crucial link between nutrition, physical activity, and academic performance. Released by the GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American School Health Association, the report includes brain imaging studies on the positive impact of physical activity on cognitive function, the importance of nutrition – especially breakfast – for memory and attention, and sheds new light on the “learning connection.”
Visit the GENYOUth Foundation to access the briefs for students, parents, and school administrators.
MMS Education helped create the report and briefs on behalf of the GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American School Health Association in support of their efforts to advance students’ health, well-being, and academic achievement.
If you’re looking to reach more educators; help them utilize, participate, or enroll in your program; and improve how you track and measure your outreach efforts, read our article:
Issue #1 – Three Strategies for Reaching Your Audience which will help you learn how to:
Reach the educators who are most likely to respond
Make your message resonate with them
Identify the best channels for reaching school stakeholders
Issue #2 – Driving Engagement and Utilization
Keep them coming back for more…and spreading the word!
Issue #3 – Measuring and Reporting your Outreach Efforts
Collect data and then transform it into information you can use.
Conducted by MMS Education and co-sponsored by edWeb.net and MCH Strategic Data, the 2012 Survey of K-12 Educators and Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools compares selected data from the popular 2009 education research study, identifying which social networks and online communities principals, teachers and librarians use; exploring why they use them; and disclosing which Web 2.0 tools they are currently utilizing. The report also delves into the use of mobile devices, Internet bandwidth, and school/district access policies for students and teachers.
MMS Education conducted the survey, aided in writing the consequential report, and helped to present the survey results during the corresponding webinar.
Click here to download the final report.
Click here to download the webinar slides.
“Health Literacy in the 21st Century: Setting an Education Agenda” was a symposium held in Washington, D.C., in January 2009, which began an important dialogue among essential educational organizations about how best to prepare young people to make personally appropriate decisions related to health and health care. Convened by the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) and the United Health Foundation, the symposium helped illuminate the challenges and opportunities the nation faces in creating health-literate consumers, today and in the future.
MMS Education wrote and designed the symposium proceedings, which helped to frame the issues, provide important research and background information, and share the themes and consensus points that emerged.
After two years of implementing measures to improve children’s nutrition and physical activity, are schools showing progress in school wellness – or just giving promises? What gaps still exist? What remains to be done to effect positive change? This ground-breaking report assesses the extent to which school practices are improving the health of America’s children. The report is a compilation of one-on-one interviews with experts in the fields of public health, nutrition, education and child health; survey responses from more than 2,000 parents, teachers, administrators, school nutrition professionals, and community health experts; and summarized data from recently published articles reporting on national surveillance studies and school wellness practices. Two briefs and two fact sheets were derived from the report. The briefs were created for school administrators and parents, and provide highlights of the original report and action steps for preparing children to live healthy, active lives. The fact sheets focus on nutritional quality and the state of school wellness.
The report, briefs, and fact sheets were developed by MMS Education on behalf of Action for Healthy Kids, a national nonprofit organization, as part of their strategic initiative to improve children’s nutrition and increase physical activity, which will in turn improve their readiness to learn.
How do educators view supplemental materials? How often are these materials used? What’s the preferred format? Who decides which materials will be purchased and used in the classroom? This informative presentation, based on a detailed survey conducted with educators in 2007, contains the surprising answers.
How are school boards and districts addressing school wellness? What challenges do they face in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating their local wellness policies? What opportunities exist? This study will help you understand the current school wellness environment across the country.
Database marketing is a process of identifying, collecting and analyzing significant data and information from all sources, internal and external, about your customers, leads and prospects to drive strategic school marketing and sales decisions.