Tools and Resources

Resources

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Classroom Physical Activity Book

A Walking School Bus is a group of children who walk to and from scchol with one or more adults. Learn how you can set up a safe walking school bus in your neighborhood. The Utah Department of Transportation has unveiled a walking school bus app to help parents locate and coordinate with other walkers in their neighborhoods, and it alerts parents when their children make it to school. You can find the app for android and apple devices.

Funding Opportunities

Action for Healthy Kids- School Breakfast
Application Deadline: April 1

 Action for Healthy Kids will award up to 550 schools to receive grant awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support increased breakfast participation.  Eligible schools may apply to pilot or expand their School Breakfast Programs, including alternative or universal alternative. Register for an introductory webinar to get valuable tips for applying.

Healthy Schools Program
Application Deadline: April 15

The National Healthy Schools Award is a prestigious achievement that celebrates your hard work to create a healthier school. Schools that receive this award meet best practice criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework of Best Practices. If schools qualify for an award the Utah Department of Health, EPICC program will provide schools with $500. Please contact your local health department for more information. Register for an introductory webinar to get valuable tips for applying.

Action for Healthy Kids- Game on for physical and nutrition
Application Deadline: May 9

 Action for Healthy Kids will award  500 schools with Game On grants for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as a health-promoting school. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Good Sports
Application Deadline: Rolling

Good Sports is able to focus on the respective needs of each individual program and help to offset the main factors that are causing the greatest challenges. As a result of the donations we’ve distributed, recipients have been able to do one or more of the following: increase both the quality and quantity of vital equipment; lower participation fees; develop new programs; enhance their ability to maintain the athletes they currently serve; and perhaps most importantly, increase the total amount of kids that are active within their program.

HealthierUS School Challenge
Application Deadline: Rolling

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. Monetary incentive awards are available for each HUSSC award level. Schools can submit an application at any time during the year.

Professional Development

CDC’s Healthy Schools program is pleased to announce the launch of the e-Learning Series for Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Success (TTHS). Three TTHS tools were converted to online modules to provide users with: