Blog

HSC’s blog is here to help you stay up to date on the movement for healthier schools. Visit often to read about exciting work in Chicago and across the country.

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February 12, 2016

Green Cleaning Award Big Winner Connects Healthier Cleaning with Improved Test Scores
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February 9, 2016

Apply Now for the 2016 School Nurse Leadership Award
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February 5, 2016

Welcome to HSC, Anita Banerji!
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February 4, 2016

A Fond Farewell to Mark Bishop
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February 2, 2016

Why Worm Composting is Great for Classrooms
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February 2, 2016

Get Your Garden On With Fit to Learn!
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February 1, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Green Cleaning Award Winners!
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January 29, 2016

Space to Grow Increases Physical Activity Among Students
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January 26, 2016

Ensuring ESSA’s Title I Supports Student Health
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January 25, 2016

It’s Time to Say Thanks to Our School Nurse Leaders
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January 22, 2016

Bipartisan Child Nutrition Bill Advances in the Senate
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January 22, 2016

A Healthy Twist on an Old Favorite Wins Cooking up Change Wichita
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January 19, 2016

How a School Cooking Show Teaches Kids About Healthy Eating
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January 15, 2016

A New National Initiative Highlights the Link Between Health and Education
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January 14, 2016

Groundbreaking Green Floor Care Tips From Summit Speaker Bill Griffin
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January 13, 2016

How Fit to Learn Supports Teacher Health
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“I love the schoolyard because it brings families together. Sometimes people go to the garden to have a picnic—just watching the flowers. It’s better this way. When this wasn’t here, this was just a junk place. Everybody’s trying to keep it beautiful.”
— Parent, Chicago

January 12, 2016

Our Focus on Healthier Chicago Schools in 2016
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January 8, 2016

How to Overcome the Top Three Obstacles to Green Cleaning in Schools
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January 5, 2016

Data is Key for This School Nurse
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December 18, 2015

Celebrating National Success in 2015
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December 16, 2015

Cooking up Change at Home: Cajun Chicken Lettuce Wrap
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December 16, 2015

A Healthy Start in the New Year
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December 16, 2015

Celebrating Success in Chicago in 2015
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December 11, 2015

Five Years of Healthier School Meals