Tools and 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Easier and more flexible access to these valuable resources
- Robust Go Further sections with additional information and resources
- Tailored learning experience through self-directed modules ranging from 1 – 1.5 hours
- Continuing education credits (CEU) and certificate of completion
Course Description Course Information School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity The SHG provides familiarity with CDC's guidelines and strategies for positive healthy eating and physical activity outcomes. School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide The SHI offers a team approach to improving school health and safety policies and programs. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools The CSPAP provides guidance to schools and districts on how to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive physical activity programs.
Utah State Office of Education Elementary Core Curriculum Responsible Healthy Lifestyles 3-6
Standards of learning that are essential for all students grade 3-6. They are the ideas, concepts, and skills that provide a foundation on which subsequent learning may be built.
Utah State Office of Education Secondary Health Core Curriculum 7-12
The standard and objectives in the HEalth Education and Core Curriculum incorporate the National Health Education Standards providing Utah's students commonality with students across the nation.
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for Schools
A guide for schools and school districts to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive physical activity programs.
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Guidelines to develop, implement, and evaluate school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students
A School Health Policy Guide: Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn
Information with scientific data, analysis, examples of state and local best practives, and evidence-based model policies that can be adapted by schools, districts, and states
Recess Guidance for Schools
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the State Office of Education and the Utah Department of Health collaborated to develop a set of air quality guidelines for schools to use in determinin whether to cancel outdoor recess on bad air days.
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) will hlep school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based on nation physical education standards. The PECAT is customizable to include local standards.
Smart Snacks in School
United States Department of Agriculture published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The new standards, required by the Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods, while limiting junk food.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) will hlep school districts and schools conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula, based on National Health Education Standards and the Centers for Diease Control and Prevention Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum.
School Employee Wellness
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) have developed School Employee Wellness: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation's Schools. It is a comprehensive guide that provides information, practical tools and resources for school employee wellness programs.
Health and Academics
Health and Academic Achievement
Healthy, successful students help build strong communities. CDC’s new resources, Health and Academic Achievement, is a synthesis of evidence showing that the health of students is linked to their academic achievement.