Schools are a key environment for improving the health of students, staff, and parents alike.
Useful links for those working to improve health in Oklahoma schools:
BE Active: Connecting Routes + Destinations – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Package of products to promote and increase physical activity in communities. The products available include an implementation resource guide, a visual guide, and real-world examples. >>Read more.
Healthy Schools – CDC – Guidance and resources on topics including school nutrition, physical activity, obesity, & chronic health conditions; the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework; and professional development resources for staff in departments of education, departments of health, and school settings. >>Read more.
Parents for Healthy Schools – CDC ‘s parent engagement site. Parents have a powerful role in supporting children’s health and learning. >> Read more.
School Health Index (SHI) – CDC
- A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide E-learning – Training for those interested in implementing the School Health Index. >> Read more.
- School Health Index Online Tool – A self-assessment and planning tool for promoting health and academic success in schools. The SHI is meant to be completed by school health teams. >> Read more.
Strategies for Recess in Schools – CDC & SHAPE America – Recess planning & evidence-based strategies to give youth opportunities to be physically active. Recess helps students to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity that can improve strength and endurance; enhance academic achievement; and increase self-esteem for children and adolescents. >> Read more.
PE Kansas Lesson Plans – Kansas State Department of Education – K-12 physical education curriculum designed to help teachers quickly generate a lesson plan. Select just a warm-up or a whole host of activities for your desired age group. >> Read more.