For educators

Mission healthy kids logoMission: Healthy Kids, a partnership of Children's Wisconsin, promotes policy, systems, and environmental changes in schools that improve health and offers resources for students, parents and educators to help kids eat right and stay active.

Here you will find free resources and information on Children's Wisconsin e-learning courses that support teaching students about staying healthy. In collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the program also provides details and support to schools interested in earning the Wisconsin School Health/ WSCC Award. Children's Wisconsin is proud to partner with the DPI to help schools apply for, and earn this award.

Wisconsin School Health/WSCC Award

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recognizes that creating an equitable and healthy learning environment goes beyond nutrition, health education and physical education/physical activity. It takes a collaborative approach, with emphasis on utilizing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to education. The Wisconsin School Health Award will now be known as the Wisconsin School Health/WSCC Award as a way to recognize, celebrate and honor schools who promote programs that support the whole child.

Learn more about, register, and apply for the award.

Mission: Health e-learning courses (K-8)

Mission: Health is a series of fun and interactive e-learning courses that help students learn about eating right, staying fit, and feeling good about their bodies. The kindergarten through 8th grade courses align with many of the Wisconsin Standards in Health Education and the National Health Education Standards.

Learn about Mission: Health courses

Mindfulness resources

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Check out these mindfulness exercises that can be integrated into your classroom to help students increase personal wellness and positive feelings, reduce reactivity and negativity, and improve overall classroom culture.

Mindfulness Resources

These resources are a collection of activities and exercise that are designed to help educators teach mindfulness.

Physical activity resources

School workshops and conferences

  • WSCA: Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference is held each year in February. Learn more about the 2020 conference.
  • WHPE: Wisconsin Health and Physical Education Annual Convention is scheduled for October 23–25, 2019. Learn more about the 2019 convention.
  • DPI Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy: This conference is held every summer in July at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Find out about next year's academy.
  • Building the Heart of Successful Schools: This conference is scheduled for December 5-6, 2019 at the Wilderness Resort and Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. Learn more about the 2019 conference.
  • Wisconsin School Wellness Workshop: This workshop will be held in Stevens Point on November 19, 2019. Learn more about the workshop.

Learning opportunities

DPI includes many opportunities to learn more about Social Emotional Learning on their website. Explore SEL content.

Contact us

Send all questions to and include Mission: Healthy Kids in the subject line.