If you are interested in exploring wellness-policy activities and successes, take a look at this series of case studies that covers implementing comprehensive school-wellness policies.
Learn about school backpack basics to help avoid back pain and even injuries and set students on a path to healthy backpack-wearing habits.
New resources are available to help spread the important message that accessible drinking water in schools is vital. Check out these flyers produced by the National Drinking Water Alliance.
Health and education systems are inextricably linked. Learn about the National Collaborative on Education and Health steering committee's priorities for the National Collaborative’s work.
A case study of Thriving Schools in action lays out an elementary school’s journey to think strategically about creating a playground environment that supports positive behaviors,.
Despite signs of progress, disparities in obesity rates persist. Over the last 3 decades, obesity rates doubled for adults and preschool children, and tripled for school-age children and adolescents. Check out a quick summary of the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference.
Using a small grant from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, staff from Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School sought to build a multipronged wellness system with a strong emphasis on mental health.
Thoughts and tips on healthy choices from Kim Newell, MD, Kaiser Permanente pediatrician
“Together, we can improve access to drinking water in schools, use local school wellness policies to improve water quality, educate families, help people pledge to drink water instead of sugary beverages and much more."
May is National Bike Month, and a great time to celebrate the many benefits of safely riding around on two wheels.