How Healthy Is Your School?

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Are your school’s policies making the healthy choice the easy choice?

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Gardening Kit & Signs from The OrganWise Guys

How is your school teaching kids to be healthy inside and outside of the classroom?

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SPARK Classroom Equipment Set and Instructional Materials

Active kids learn better: How is your school keeping kids moving?

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Learning ZoneXpress 5 Minute Fruit & Vegetable Activities Book and Bookmarks

Healthy eating fuels learning: What's on your menu?

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Employee Wellness Fitness Break Cards and Student Fitness Trail Cards (Pack of 2)

How is your school’s staff walking the talk?

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Do your students’ parents and your community know what’s going on at your school?

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Schools Like You

“The Healthy Schools Program Assessment allowed us to determine our areas of strength and weaknesses. The Alliance’s sample Wellness Policy has been helpful to our District, which ultimately sets the standards for our school.”

Erica Farnham, Physical Education Teacher
Gwin Elementary School, AL

Did you know?

You're not in this alone. More than 80% of schools actively engaged with the Alliance's Healthy Schools Program have made measureable progress toward creating a healthier school environment.

Schools Like You

“We have increased awareness among the staff and students by providing health education about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle – especially one that includes physical activity and healthy eating. This has resulted in students wanting to track their activity with the pedometers and learn to exercise.”

Connie Woods, School Nurse

Faulk Elementary School, AR

Did you know?

Research shows that promoting and establishing healthy behaviors in young people are more effective, and often easier, than changing unhealthy behaviors in adults.

Health Education in Schools | American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association

Schools Like You

“Through the Healthy Schools Program I found information on recess before lunch, which helped me to explain the benefits to my administration, staff and parents. Our pilot this year was approved to continue!”

Victoria O'Brien, School Nurse

Jesse McGowen Elementary School, TX

Did you know?

Today, fewer than half of children ages 6 to 11 are physically active for expert-recommended 60 minutes a day that supports healthy growth and development.

Troiano, Richard P. et al., “Physical Activity in the United States Measured by Accelerometer,” Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 40(1): 181–188, 2010.

Schools Like You

“The Alliance for a Healthier Generation allowed us to dig deeper into our policies that affect our children and make sure that we were fully aligned with the USDA school nutrition standards. We used many Alliance resources to educate parents and students.These are valuable assets to every school in the U.S. as we work to improve the quality of life for every student, teacher, family, and community stakeholder.”

Cindy Crandall, Wellness Coordinator

Read-Pattillo Elementary School, FL

Did you know?

Kids eat as much as 50 percent of their daily calories at school.

Schools Like You

“The Healthy Schools Program really helped us to focus on areas of weakness, like staff wellness. Once we saw that area needed special attention, we were able to incorporate things for our staff such as a pedometer contest and a discounted boot camp at school.”

Jordan Tennis, Physical Education Teacher
Valley Creek Elementary, TX

Did you know?

In a recent study of physical educators, researchers found that students scored higher on fitness tests when they perceived that their teachers were physically fit.

Kama, J., Snyder, B., Tanner, L. et al. Are Physical Education Majors Models for Fitness? Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. Vol. 22, (1), 2012

Schools Like You

“Becoming a part of the Healthy Schools Program has inspired us to work harder to educate the staff, students and community. This is the second year we have held a health fair and we have also brought in the Rutgers Snap-ed program to help with education.”

Melissa Fuchs, Physical Education Teacher

Rafael Cordero Elementary School, NJ

Did you know?

Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to attend school more regularly, earn high grades and test scores, and show improved behavior.

A. T. Henderson & K. L. Mapp. A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 2002

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