School Employee Wellness Resource Center

School staff work tirelessly to support their students. From teachers cultivating curiosity to food service staff dishing up nutritious meals, the dedication of school staff is evident! Yet, often we forget to support these hardworking school employees in their own wellness needs.

How can we foster healthier, happier school employees who are more satisfied, successful and productive at work? School employee wellness is an important piece of the puzzle.

Start supporting employees at your school

Before you begin, it is critical to involve representatives from labor and management in whatever wellness initiatives your school decides to do. Gaining support from both parties results in increased credibility of the program, higher levels of participation, more availability of internal resources, lower levels of resistance from employees and overall greater chances of success in launching your wellness efforts.

Thriving Schools believes that school employee wellness is an essential component of helping schools to be the healthiest they can be. You can strengthen the health and wellbeing of employees at your school with some of these simple ideas.

Choose a topic area to begin building
a healthier school environment for students.

  • BUILD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

    Find Your Path to Good Health Poster

    Encourage employees to walk more by displaying this poster in common areas.

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    Walking Log

    Help employees walk their way to better health with these four simple steps and a walking log to keep track of progress.

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    Walking for Workforce Health Toolkit

    Making your workspace environment more walk-friendly is fun and easy with the resources in this toolkit that promote the benefits of walking and provide step-by-step instructions on how to develop and implement a comprehensive walking program.

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    Instant Recess

    Encourage staff to participate in and lead short physical activity breaks that integrate physical activity into any moment of the school day.

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  • PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING

    Healthy Eating Pledge Sheet

    Give employees a way to show their commitment to eating healthy and help them stay on track to reach their goals.

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    Healthy Catering and Ordering Tips

    Use this flier to encourage healthy eating when serving breakfast or lunch, as well as healthy snacks.

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    Build a Meal Interactive Booklet

    This interactive booklet makes planning meals easy with mix-and-match ideas for meals that are tasty, healthful, and follow USDA nutrition and portion guidelines.

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    Healthy Plate Flyer

    Help take the guesswork out of portion control and make meal planning easier with this flier showing the healthy way to fill a small dinner plate.

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    Diets: The Good & The Ugly Infographic

    Take a bite out of dieting facts and fads with this colorful infographic, covering everything from healthy diet basics to the pros and cons of juicing and other popular diets.

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    “Maintain, Don’t Gain” Seasonal Weight Management Toolkit

    Help employees avoid weight gain during the holidays with weekly challenges, tips, and resources in this no-cost, eight-week weight management program.

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    Hydration Havens: Water Accessibility in Schools

    Learn how to promote better access to clean drinking water for your school environment as a way to promote better hydration and overall health.

    National Drinking Water Alliance
    Thriving Schools Water Resource List

  • IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

    Sleep Guide

    This visual guide walks employees through the science of sleep and offers simple tips to help them gain better control of their behaviors and habits.

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    Sleep Management Workbook

    This handy workbook includes a sleep log, daytime activity log, action plan, and a section for jotting down additional notes to help employees track their sleep and daytime habits — and improve them.

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    Rest & Revive Sleep Management Toolkit

    Help employees get healthier and sleep better with this no-cost, six-week program. The toolkit includes a 4-step model for launching your program, plus promotional materials to keep your employees engaged, focused, and motivated.

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  • INSPIRE WELLNESS

     

    School Wellness Start-Up Kit

    A toolkit of ideas to help you get started as a champion wellness at your school.

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    Staff Breakroom Makeover

    Make good health a part of everyday life for your faculty and staff by providing them with a well-equipped breakroom where they can relax.

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    Thrive Poster: Bicycling – Find Your Partner

    Use these posters to dress up school break rooms or common areas. Each of the 4 posters highlights a health and wellness topic meant to inspire and encourage healthy living. (poster art dimensions 24″x36″)

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    Thrive Poster: Dog Health – Find Your Partner

    Use these posters to dress up school break rooms or common areas. Each of the 4 posters highlights a health and wellness topic meant to inspire and encourage healthy living. (poster art dimensions 24″x36″)

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    Thrive Poster: Yoga – Find Your Partner

    Use these posters to dress up school break rooms or common areas. Each of the 4 posters highlights a health and wellness topic meant to inspire and encourage healthy living. (poster art dimensions 24″x36″)

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    Thrive Poster: Smiles – Find Your Partner

    Use these posters to dress up school break rooms or common areas. Each of the 4 posters highlights a health and wellness topic meant to inspire and encourage healthy living. (poster art dimensions 24″x36″)

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    Thriving Schools Parent/Teacher Postcard

    Use this postcard to promote Thriving Schools within your school

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    Workforce Health Resource Guide

    From stress management to smoking, weight management to heart health, this guide provides workforce health tools you can use to help employees make healthier choices at work, at home, and on the go.

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    Flu Fact Flyer

    Get the facts and encourage your employees to take flu season seriously.

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