River and Roots

This 5-year grant-funded effort serves Niagara Falls and Lackawanna school districts.

Creating Healthy Schools

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC), funded by the NYS Department of Health, is a five year grant effort utilizing a coordinated, multi-sector approach to increase demand for and access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for daily physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease in high-need communities and school districts. CHSC of CCE Niagara works with the Niagara Falls and Lackawanna school districts and communities.

School Initiatives in Year 1 (of 5)

  • Using the WellSAT 2.0 to assess the strength and comprehensiveness of local wellness policies in each district
  • Establishing a Wellness Committee policy implementation plan in each district
  • Establishing Wellness Committee subcommittee’s in each district for nutrition, physical activity and healthy Food marketing
  • Conducting WellSAT-i survey to assess physical activity environment and develop improvement plan for each district

Last updated July 26, 2019