Healthy Schools Initiative
We aim to make Dane County schools the healthiest in the state. By partnering with school staff and families, we’re working to make each building a healthy place for children to learn.
The Action Team:
Comprised of school administrators and staff from around the county, this team support training on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Health Assessment. Additionally, we now that active students are better learners. This team supports Active Schools Core 4+ trainings for school and after-school staff members to get students up and moving before, during and after the school day.
Complete the Alliance for Healthier Generation’s School Health Assessment for your school. By completing the Assessment, your school will be eligible for a Wisconsin School Health Award. Our goal is to have every school in Dane County working towards this award. Join the team!
Active Schools Core 4+
We know healthy students make better learners. Our Active Schools Core 4+ initiative aims to get children up and moving throughout their school day:
• Active Before & After School
• Active Classrooms
• Active Recess
• Active PE
• Family and Community Engagement (the plus!)
The Healthy Kids Collaborative trains school staff on ways to promote a healthier school environment and increase children’s movement throughout the day.
Here are some resources to get your students moving during the day:
Badger Brain Breaks – UW Athletes understand the importance of moving throughout the school day! Jam out with Bucky and some of your favorite athletes. http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2016/11/8/badgers-give-back-badger-brain-breaks-pump-up-the-jam.aspx
ABC for Fitness Activity Bursts in the Classroom - offers numerous stretches and activities for any type of classroom setting and for any school subject: http://www.davidkatzmd.com/docs/abcmanual.pdf
Playworks Playbook - includes 2- to 5-minute activity burst ideas, complete with step-by-step instructions; receive a copy of Playbook sent directly to your email: http://www.playworks.org/playbook/games/get-the-game-guide
GoNoodle Classroom Brain Breaks - provides hundreds of videos including demonstrations of physical activities, stretches and dances for students to mimic; sign up for free: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Contact us if you’re interested in learning more!
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