The NH Division of Public Health Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section has released the findings of their 2017 Survey on Wellness in New Hampshire Child Care Programs. The survey asked center based and family based child care programs about their wellness practices and was broken into the following sections:
Nutrition Practices and Food Related Activities
Physical Activity Practices
Other Health-Related Policies and Practices (including oral health, immunizations, and tobacco/vaping)
The report also features NH Spotlight sections where New Hampshire child care programs share their wellness successes.
Click here to view the entire report: 2017 Survey on Wellness in New Hampshire Child Care Programs Final Report
NH Division of Public Health Services Awards 41 Fitnex X5 Classroom Bikes to Elementary Schools
June 30, 2018
On May 25, 2018, the NH Division of Public Health Services provided an application opportunity to all New Hampshire public schools that teach grades 2-5. Any New Hampshire public school teacher that teaches in grades 2-5 was eligible to apply for a Fitnex X5 Kids Bike, which is a specialized indoor bicycle used in classrooms to help students get more physical activity as a part of their school day. A total of 140 requests for the bikes were received from teachers, and the 41 bikes were awarded between June 18 and June 23, 2018.
Moving and Learning in Jim Henson's Fifth-Grade Classroom
June 1, 2018
Fifth-grade teacher Jim Henson, with help from Physical Education teacher Deanna Lavoie, has created an active classroom at New Searles Elementary School in Nashua.
Read the full story at: New Searles Elementary School Active Classroom
Scot Foster and Whitney Hammond Participate in Sugary Drink Panel
May 30, 2018
Scot Foster and Whitney Hammond participated in a panel discussion for this year's Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) grantees on communicating the health impact of sugary drinks.
For more information on the New Hampshire CHOICES project, visit:
NH Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES)