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The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Indiana Grown for Schools Network are offering funding to multiple LEAs to aid in their transition to a scratch cooking model. This one year Healthy Foodservice Grant provides training for kitchen staff, learning opportunities for local procurement in Indiana, and funding for equipment to support the transition a scratching cooking model.

Please click here for eligibility requirements and application details. All applications and related materials are due by September 17th by 5 p.m. Contact Megan Paskey mpaskey@isdh.in.gov for questions.

The Indiana Department of Health's Cooking Matters grant application is now available.

The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity is offering funding to multiple organizations to offer Cooking Matters programming throughout the state. Cooking Matters is a comprehensive nutrition education program that is, “helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices” by teaching parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. This one year grant provides organizations with funding and technical assistance to implement the Cooking Matters curriculum to the communities they serve.

Please click here for the application for eligibility requirements and application details. All applications and related materials are due by September 24th by 5 p.m. Contact Amy Rupp arupp@isdh.in.gov for questions.

The Indiana Department of Health’s Rural Food Access grant application is now available.

The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (IDOH, DNPA) is offering funding to multiple organizations in rural Indiana counties serving higher risk, underserved communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.  IDOH, DNPA has received funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase equitable access to healthy food among vulnerable rural populations.

Please click here for the eligibility requirements and application details. All applications and related materials are due by Friday, October 8th by 5 p.m. Contact Alohna Warren awarren1@isdh.in.gov for questions

Our grant funding cycles vary on the funding source for our programs. Please reach out to the corresponding representative for more information on each setting.

Resources

Educator Wellness Toolkit: Leading a School with Wellness at the Forefront

In Indiana, much attention has been paid to the importance of educator wellness and ways in which educators can improve upon their own personal wellness by promoting positive relationships with students and staff, creating effective classroom climates, and managing a work-life balance. The Indiana Department of Education, along with several other state agencies, released a toolkit for educational leaders in positions of power to create a culture of wellness within their buildings and districts.

When educators are well, students are much more likely to thrive. School leaders are in a position to create policies, environments, infrastructure and climates that motivate and enable school staff to be well. This toolkit highlights powerful practices, available supports and case studies in which school leaders put educators in the forefront of a topic often monopolized towards students.


The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity has created resources for schools related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are an Indiana teacher, parent, health worker, child care employee, public health worker or student, we want to make sure you are still taking care of yourself. Please see below for resources to help keep you safe and physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. We are here to support YOU! Click here for a list of resources.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP): The Indiana Department of Health is working to create these programs throughout the state. CSPAP is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. A presentation on the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program can be accessed here: webcast, PowerPoint.

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