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Building Capacity for Quality Nutrition Information in Seattle Public Schools

Schools play an important role in promoting awareness about the link between nutrition, lifelong health, and student learning. This requires key school staff to have information about and access to high quality and accurate information. The purpose of this project is to provide targeted training on access to quality nutrition information for health professionals, librarians, and health educators in the Seattle Public Schools (SPS). The Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN) at the UW will work closely with the school district staff to assess needs and to design and deliver workshops that will increase the capacity and capability of staff to access resources from the National Library of Medicine. The trainings will focus on competency in the evaluation of quality nutrition information, accessing downloadable information for student clinics, libraries, and classrooms, and methods for dissemination of skills to students, teachers, and staff.

Organization:
Center for Public Health Nutrition
Department:
University of Washington
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Funded Dates: 
Monday, January 8, 2007 to Thursday, January 31, 2008
Funding Amount: 
$0
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Population
Youth-Teens