Studies have shown that children who grow up with healthy habits are more likely to make healthy choices as adults. That’s just part of the reason we’re proud that schools across the state have been developing exercise programs and healthier lunch and snack options. And it’s only the beginning. Here are some ideas on how to get your school involved:
Developed by Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Education, this free tool allows schools to assess their school’s current policies and practices while monitoring and tracking progress from year to year with the reporting feature.
Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change.
A wellness program for high school students, by high school students. From changing the food schools offer to improving the PhysEd program, these students are full of ideas.
A coalition that focuses on creating safer ways to get to school and building local infrastructure while improving health and alternative transportation choices.
The People’s Garden is a collaborative effort of more than 700 local and national organizations working together to establish community and school gardens across the country.
This downloadable PDF from Iowa Team Nutrition and Iowa Partners: Action for Healthy Kids identifies specific actions schools can take to provide healthier eating and exercise options for students.