Center for Community Health

Healthy Worksites, Schools and Communities

Rochester's City School Got HEART-Newsletter

RCSD School Spotlights/CDC Success Stories

Nutrition Support for Schools

Did you know that Aramark, the RCSD's food service provider, has a new Registered Dietitian (RD) on board? Meet Alix TePoel, RD. Alix has been leading nutrition education classes in schools, updating menus for students with special diet needs, and she recently launched a quarterly newsletter for students, parents, and staff with loads of helpful information and recipes. On the Food and Nutrition Services home page, you can scroll down to find school menus and provide feedback on school meals. You can also get the latest quarterly newsletter, read stories about school food programs, and view special event photos and videos. For more school nutrition information, contact

Registration for Spring and Summer Sports

Registration for Spring and Summer Sports Leagues

Parents, believe it or not, it’s time to start signing your children up for community sports in the Spring and Summer. Please find sports opportunities listed below and note the registration details on flyers:

  • Little LeagueBaseball: The Genesee Valley Little League is now accepting registrations for Spring and Summer Leagues for both girls and boys aged 5 to 10 years. Download the flyer. The registration deadline is March 15th.
  • BasketballBasketball: Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services is now accepting registrations for a Spring city-wide Basketball League for both girls and boys aged 7-15 years. Download the flyer. The registration deadline is February 15.

Cooking Matters

Foodlink offers a 6-week program called Cooking Matters at a number of locations in the City of Rochester. Volunteer nutrition and culinary experts lead these hands-on sessions which teach participants how to select healthy, low-cost ingredients and use them to create nutritious meals. Programs are available for students, parents, families, and school staff. Some District schools are currently hosting a student program.

Learn more about hosting Cooking Matters at your school.

If you are interested in hosting a Cooking Matters series, please download and submit a Host Site Application Form to Foodlink.

If you are interested in having Foodlink conduct other nutrition education activities at your school (including one-time workshops), please contact Larkin Kimmerer.

Physical Activity Ideas For Cold Weather

Kids Playing In SnowWinter can be the toughest time of year to engage kids in physical activity. Click on the links below for fun ideas and resources to help children stay active and safe in cold weather: