For people working with community institutions and organizations, this page contains great resources about creating wellness policies in child care facilities and out-of-school time programs, as well as enacting healthy event policies at local events. Click on the links below for more information.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a voluntary and free state-wide certification available to businesses, schools, and all kinds of community organizations that want to be recognized as leaders making special efforts to promote healthy behaviors of Oklahomans.
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has released videos to encourage adoption and strengthen implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ASCD, the WSCC model uses an integrated, collaborative approach to address barriers and supports related to learning and health.
The videos are designed for various audiences, including state education and health departments, schools, and partners. The videos feature three school districts that support and implement the WSCC model and focus on three themes:
The Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network developed Wellness Teams Work! A Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools. This guide summarizes the evidence supporting the importance of active school wellness teams in promoting wellness policy implementation in schools.
An effective wellness policy can improve food choices, dietary intake, and physical activity for children in schools.To be effective, a wellness policy must be implemented, monitored, and assessed. Meeting wellness policy goals helps schools to fulfill each student’s nutrition and physical activity needs. By forming or increasing activity of school wellness teams, schools will be better equipped to comply with federal guidelines and help students to stay engaged, focused and ready to learn.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has introduced a new toolkit for schools!
Schools across the country have implemented successful policies, practices, and programs to create a healthy school environment that promotes learning. However, key stakeholders, including parents, community partners, and even district leaders, are often unaware of the reach and impact of these efforts.
Effective communication builds and sustains support for healthy schools, yet school district staff have few resources to guide them in publicizing their accomplishments. This toolkit is designed to fill this gap by providing step-by-step guidance that school districts and schools can use to communicate their school health successes to audiences such as district leadership, staff, parents, and community partners.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) protects families and individuals across America facing food insecurity. Financial incentives enable SNAP participants to buy more fruits and vegetables, which helps strengthen local economies and increase access to healthy foods.
The CDC periodically releases the results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including…
TSET Healthy Incentive Grants promote wellness by offering grants to schools, school districts and local communities that adopt health-promoting policies and strategies. They are designed to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) mobilizes efforts to prevent youth substance use by funding community-based coalitions that are building infrastructure needed to address drug related issues and strengthen partnerships in the community.