School Administrators

School administrators, such as Principals and Superintendents, are critical role models and leaders for developing, implementing, and monitoring wellness policies. Use the resource below to better understand how to connect with this audience plus resources crafted specifically for school administrators about wellness policies.

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help (November 2011)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Handouts and videos designed to help you engage principals in school wellness efforts.

Health and Academic Achievement (May 2014)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Use this tool when crafting messages to school administrators to highlight the connection between health and academic achievement. Guide provides sample messaging.

No Kid Hungry School Calculator

Share Our Strength. No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices.

Interactive calculator that provides decision-makers in schools and districts with a business model to understand the financial feasibility of feeding students by maximizing three federal nutrition programs: school breakfast, afterschool meals, and summer meals. Based on information entered, results will automatically populate to show users their annual estimated costs, reimbursements, and increases in student participation for the meal programs.

Power Panther Professionals

Kansas State Department of Education. Child Nutrition & Wellness.

8 to 12-week customizable staff wellness program designed for school and child care personnel.

Making Worksite Wellness Work at Your School (May 2013) (PDF | 2.33 MB)

Iowa Department of Public Health; Iowa Department of Education.

Provides school staff with suggestions to get an employee wellness program started.