Hosted by SUNY Potsdam’s WISER Center and New York Agriculture in the Classroom, the March 17 training, “Health & Wellness in the Classroom,” was led by SUNY Potsdam’s Ray Bowdish. It included a community partner panel featuring The Heart Network’s own Kat Harkins, coordinator for the Creating Healthy Schools & Communities program.
“This was a great professional development opportunity for pre-K through grade 12 teachers,” Harkins said. “More school districts are seeing the value of implementing comprehensive wellness policies, from grow carts for fresh produce and school gardens to initiatives that prioritize physical health for both students and faculty.”
Harkins was joined on the panel by Bowdish as well as Sarah Garfinkl-Bently of The Health Initiative, Casey Caswell of CCE SNAP-Ed, and Sarah Lister from SUNY Potsdam. The workshop also featured learning labs with teams from CHSC partners Chateaugay and Malone school districts.
To learn more, contact Kat Harkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.