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ARKANSAS CHILD WELLNESS INTERVENTION PROJECT (CWIP). Addressing the childhood obesity crisis. CWIP GRANT PARTNERS . F as in Fat:: HOW OBESITY POLICIES ARE FAILING IN AMERICA – 2010. States with Highest Rates of Overweight and Obese 10 to 17 year-olds.

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arkansas child wellness intervention project cwip

ARKANSAS CHILD WELLNESS INTERVENTION PROJECT (CWIP)

Addressing the childhood obesity crisis

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States with Highest Rates of

Overweight and Obese

10 to 17 year-olds

F as in Fat:: HOW OBESITY POLICIES ARE FAILING IN AMERICA – 2010

robert wood johnson foundation recommendations for states
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recommendations for States

States should:

  • Develop state-specific obesity plans
  • Review programs and policies across state agencies to evaluate their impact on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity
  • Dedicate revenue to implementing obesity prevention and control programs
robert wood johnson foundation recommendations for school districts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recommendations for School Districts

School districts should:

  • Ensure physical activity is part of students’ daily lives.
  • Students should have time for activity during the school day, and physical education should be improved and requirements should be increased.
  • Agreements should be developed so recreation spaces at schools and community centers can be made available for children to use before and after school when possible.
cwip grant purpose
CWIP GRANT PURPOSE
  • The Child Wellness Intervention Project (CWIP) promotes health and wellness in Arkansas's public schools.
  • CWIP seeks to implement grants in schools across the state.
  • The grant provides equipment, teacher training, and other support to equip your school in the battle to combat childhood obesity.
cwip eligibility requirements
CWIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Arkansas public and charter schools
  • Must have one licensed physical education instructor teaching applied grade levels
  • Must apply and implement in the following grade categories: Pre-K, K-2, 3-6, 7-8
  • Must be submitted with the full approval and support of the school’s principal and superintendent
  • Must have a designated indoor physical education facility/area
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CWIP COMPONENTS

  • Increase the physical education time to a minimum of 120 minutes per week
  • Implement SPARK physical education curriculum and conduct fitness assessment using Fitnessgram by trained, licensed physical education teachers
  • Schools must teacher tobacco education at the appropriate grade level using HealthTeacher
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CWIP COMPONENTS

  • Physical education teachers attending training must commit to implementing the program for a minimum of one year at the designated school
  • Complete all components of the CWIP evaluation
cwip application selection process
CWIP APPLICATION SELECTION PROCESS
  • Educational Cooperative representation
  • Ability to show readiness and need
  • Percentage of Free and Reduced
  • BMI percentages for 2009-2010 school year
  • Amount of physical education time committed by the grant application
  • Completion of grant requirements
awarded schools receive
AWARDED SCHOOLS RECEIVE
  • SPARKS curriculum and required equipment
  • Locking storage cabinet for all equipment
  • Fitnessgram software for grades K-8
  • HealthTeacher curriculum
  • Teacher trainings on SPARKS, Fitnessgram, HealthTeacher, and BMI
  • Travel expenses to attend all required trainings
  • Stipend for up to 2 teachers per school to attend trainings
  • Stipend for the grant contact person to attend the HealthTeacher training
cwip evaluation
CWIP EVALUATION
  • Standardized evaluation will ensure effectiveness in achieving overall CWIP programming goals
  • Programmatic and process outcomes will be evaluated using existing evaluation tools and an Arkansas-specific survey
2012 2013 cwip application
2012-2013 CWIP Application

Deadlines

  • Application Timeframe

August 1, 2011 – October 28, 2011

  • Completed Applications

Due October 28, 2011

  • Informational Training Session

September 27, 2011

contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION

Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission

101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 108

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

atsc.grants@arkansas.gov

www.atsc.arkansas.gov