Category Archives: guest blogger

Making a Splash: Perspectives Middle Academy’s Water Challenge

By Amissah Seals, ELEV8 Program Manager Though Perspectives Middle Academy (PMA) encourages its scholars to live healthy lifestyles by providing fresh healthy lunches and enacting a no soda machine policy, many of our scholars still struggle with obesity. There are … Continue reading

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Supporting the Blueprint at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

By Dennis Peters, Guest Blogger Dennis Peters is a physical education teacher at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School in Chicago. Belmont-Cragin Elementary School is a PK-8 school located on the northwest side of Chicago.  We have 629 students in grades ranging from … Continue reading

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Puppets Promoting Prevention: Consulting with the Research and Evaluation Interest Group

by Joy Menhennett, Guest Blogger We asked Joy Menhennett, Food and Nutrition Education Coordinator for La Casa Norte in Chicago, to write about her experience consulting with the CLOCC Research and Evaluation Interest Group to improve their evaluation effort. Aveggies! A … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Go Team

From 2006 – 2008, CLOCC ran a pilot program where we trained high school students from across the city to become members of the “Go Team,” a group charged with teaching the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message to young children across the … Continue reading

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DePaul Students Enhance Evaluation, Schools, and Advocacy Work at CLOCC

by Elizabeth Katta, Meredith Jones, and Carolyn Jillson, Guest Bloggers For the past two years, CLOCC has served as a 9-month practicum site for Master of Public Health students from DePaul University. After participating in an application and interview process, … Continue reading

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Planting a Seed (Grant) and Watching It Grow

by Amy Bohnert, PhD, Guest Blogger  As part of our 10th anniversary first-quarter focus on data and research, we asked 2006 seed grant recipient Amy Bohnert, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, to write about her 2006 … Continue reading

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