Other School-Based Activities


Promote student health and wellness through other activities and programs for your school.



Farm fresh produce Farm to School

When children understand where food comes from, they are more interested in eating fruits and vegetables! Learn more about this program and how you can partner with a local farm.


Teacher conducting classroom garden activities School Gardens

Children have added motivation to eat fruits and vegetables that they helped to grow! Find resources to start and maintain a school garden, and to connect the garden with the classroom.


Veggies on the school lunch line Smarter Lunchrooms

Promote healthy eating behaviors with simple changes to the lunchroom environment at your school.


Fish for school lunch Boat to School

Deepen children’s understanding of local seafood resources by integrating locally caught seafood into the school meals program.


Chefs Move to Schools logo Chefs Move to Schools

Connects chefs and schools to create partnerships in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and healthy eating.


School salad bar Let's Move! Salad Bars to Schools

Ready to implement salad bars as part of the reimbursable school meal? This initiative awards salad bar grants to districts.


Girl at drinking fountain Water Access

Ensure access to safe drinking water throughout the day at no cost to students.


School receives a HealthierUS School Challenge award Recognition and Award Programs

Check out the various recognition programs for schools that promote a healthier school environment.


Feet on scale Body Mass Index Measurement in Schools (PDF | 1.97 MB)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Review the guidance on specific safeguards that need to be addressed before schools decide to collect BMI information. This resource describes the purpose of school-based BMI surveillance and screening programs; examines current practices, concerns, and research; and summarizes the recommendations of experts.


School Health Guidelines School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These nine guidelines serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students.