School Board Members

Engaging School Leaders as Partners in Creating Healthy Schools (2007) (PDF | 241 KB)

Action for Healthy Kids.

Explains the role and perspective of principals, superintendents, boards of education and more! This guide was developed especially for Action for Healthy Kids Teams as a resource to support their Action Plans, but is useful for those not in the program.

Reaching School Board Members (May 2004)

California Project LEAN.

This guide utilizes multiple hours of feedback and discussion with California school board members, superintendents, school principals, and parents to help community groups create "win-win" situations when working on school district nutrition and physical activity issues. The Guide helps readers convey their nutrition policy message effectively while at the same time helping school board members gain the information they need to create effective nutrition policies. Also available in Spanish.

No Kid Hungry School Calculator

Share Our Strength. 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.

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.

How Schools Work and How to Work with Schools (2014)

National Association of State Boards of Education.

This guide provides a background on how education works at the school, district, state, and national levels as well as many practical tips for how to work effectively with educators, school administrators, and policymakers.

Obesity Prevention Policies for Middle and High Schools: Are We Doing Enough (2010)

National Association of State Boards of Education.

This issue brief targets school board administrators and examines state- and district-level policies in elementary, middle and high schools that support childhood obesity prevention, the school food environment, and physical education.