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.

How to modernize school driking water infrastructure by using their state's plumbing codes.

Walking and biking to school safetly is important to all of our children. The Safe Routes to School’s 2016 State Report Cards providse a snapshot of how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and adults, as of 2016. 

Funding Opportunities

Fuel Up to Play 60 School Nutrition Equipment Grant
Application Deadline: June 30
Fuel Up to Play 60 is offering School Nutrition Equipment Grants of up to $5,000 in total value for the 2016-2017 School Year. The purpose of these grants is to assist School Nutrition Directors in the purchase of equipment that will enhance the long term implementation of their school breakfast and lunch programs. Schools may apply individually, or districts may apply for multiple schools within their district. Each school involved in the application, whether applying as part of a district, or applying as an individual school, may apply for up to $5,000 in school nutrition equipment.

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

Utah State Board of Education and the Utah Department of Health, Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care will be providing a course with the Professional Learning Series - Physical Education K-6. Join with us in the spirit of classroom improvement by incorporating research-based mind and body wellness. The in person conference will be June 6-7, 2016 in Ogden Utah.

Utah State Board of Education, Child Nutrition Program and the Utah Department of Health, Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care have teamed up to provide a Summer Team Up for School Nutrition Success worksop from the Institute of Child Nutrition. This is a chance to connect with other managers and share resources, ideas, and informaiton. Registration deadline is June 7, 2016. The workshop will be held on June 14, 2016 in St. George, Utah.

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: