Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

This is a series of communication tools designed to help engage teachers, principals, parents, foodservice managers, and students in school wellness efforts.

Tips for Teachers: Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Classroom (2013) (PDF | 3.57 MB)

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This publication features easy ways teachers can promote a healthy classroom. These tips were developed from science-based recommendations from CDC’s School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (2015).

Health & Safety Program Resources

National Parent Teacher Association.

This web site includes information and links to resources and ideas for families on creating safe environments that encourage healthy, safe choices and social and emotional support for all students.

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge

AHA. NFL. Discovery Education.

Get your students moving by joining the NFL PLAY 60 challenge. This challenge includes interactive lesson plans, physical activity break videos, and family activities.

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.

Check out these resources to share with teachers to create a healthier classroom:
Classroom Celebrations, Student Incentives, Rewards, Fundraisers:

Establish guidelines for student incentives and rewards, fundraisers, and classroom celebrations.

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.