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Mission: Healthy Kids, a partnership of Kohl’s Cares® and 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.
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 more about Mission: Health courses
Mindfulness Practices: Take 5ive™
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.
These resources are a collection of activities and exercise that are designed to help educators teach mindfulness.
Physical activity resources
- Activity pyramid challenge poster
- Activity challenge game board
- Walk Wisconsin challenge instructions
- Walk Wisconsin poster
- Brain break activity challenge
- Active classroom strategies – thought walks
- Active classroom strategies – march or jog
- Active classroom strategies – roaming readers
- Active classroom strategies – rhyme time
- Stretching poster
- Activity pyramid poster
- Physical activity fact sheet
- Active Education: Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance: This research brief posted online by Active Living Research in January 2015 summarizes data found in several studies on the link between physical activity and academic performance.
These resources can be used in your classroom to help teach students about nutrition.
- Sugar fact sheet
- Food label fact sheet
- MyPlate coloring sheet (blank)
- MyPlate coloring sheet (labeled)
- Food serving sizes get a reality check
- Vegetarian diets fact sheet
- Healthy food shopping fact sheet
- Sugar shock poster
- What’s MyPlate all about?
- MyPlate family BINGO handout
- Healthy school celebrations
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.
DPI includes many opportunities to learn more about Social Emotional Learning on their website. Explore SEL content.