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Lamplighter Winter 2006


Our attempts to do teleconferencing for the Fall Workshops through the Educational Service Units didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. Unfortunately, due to the distances and the time it takes to travel across the state, I have run out of speakers who have the time it takes to travel to four locations in the state, as we have been doing for the past few years.
I would like to make another attempt at using teleconferencing, this time using the Nebraska Video Conferencing Network. This is the same system that Attack on Asthma used for their training a few years ago. This system is interactive but it does not come cheap. The Spring workshop will be held on February10, 2006, and go to six sites. Most of these sites are public libraries and will be listed in the brochure that is included in this mailing. Due to the large number of sites, it will not be possible for me to set up lunch arrangements. I will try to locate someone close to the site where the group can order lunch on their own. The cost of the workshop will reflect not providing a meal and will be $10 for the 5.8 contact hours. Please give this type of training another chance. Right now this is our only option.
Connie Stefkovich with the school lunch program in the Nebraska Dept of Education (NDE) will talk about the School Wellness polices that need to be in place by the beginning of the 2006 school year. She will answer any questions that you may have about your school’s policy. Bev Benes, a dietician from the NDE, will discuss students with special dietary needs and the school lunch program. Christine Perry from UNL will also discuss how Coordinated School Health and the School Health Index fit in with School Wellness policy.

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