School Administrators and Policy Makers

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. Its ultimate goal is to improve employees' health and well-being while empowering them to serve as healthy role models for young people and other adults.

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn

National Association of State Boards of Education.

These guides are rich with recent scientific data, analysis, examples of state and local best practices, and evidence-based model policies that can be adapted by schools, districts, and states. The guides also cover a wide array of topics, ranging from creating healthy eating environments and nutrition-related school services to what makes a quality physical education program, promoting active commuting to school, and the importance of recess and other physical activity breaks.

Getting to Wellness: Food, Fitness, and Learning for Life – What Your Schools Can Do (PDF | 13,922.61 KB)

National School Boards Association.

A resource to help with school wellness policy development that includes brief profiles of four district wellness programs. The stories focus on the board’s policy role, parent outreach, and community engagement.

School Food and Physical Activity Environment Fact Sheets

California Project LEAN.

These fact sheets will provide you with an overview of school food and physical activity policy challenges and opportunities, such as classroom messages, marketing in schools, fundraising in school, and the school environment.

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

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

No Kid Hungry School Calculator

Share Our Strrength. 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.

Making Worksite Wellness Work at Your School (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.