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Mission: Healthy Kids, a partnership of Kohl’s Cares® and Children’s Hospital of 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 Hospital of 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 Award. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to partner with the DPI to help schools apply for, and earn this award.
Wisconsin School Health Award
The Wisconsin School Health Award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools focused on developing healthy school programming, parental and community involvement and staff wellness. The goal of this award is to motivate and empower Wisconsin schools as they create and maintain healthy school environments.
Click here to learn more about the award and how to register and apply.
Is your school already registered? The next step is to complete the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program Assessment. Click here to learn more.
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.
- Daily mindfulness challenge
- Gratitude journal challenge
- Screen time challenge
- Screen time challenge log
- Reducing screen time tip sheet
- Mindful jar
- Hoberman sphere
- Healthy minds tip sheet
- Mindfulness what does it mean to you poster
- Mindfulness can help you poster
Mission: Healthy Kids, a partnership of Kohl's Cares® and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, offered a program to Wisconsin schools this fall focused on physical activity. More than 27,000 students at 210 schools in 45 Wisconsin counties registered to participate in the Challenge.
Educators created their own challenges or chose from these three outlined challenges:
- Walk Across Wisconsin
- Activity Pyramid Challenge
- Brain Break
The challenge guidelines included a rubric to guide educators through the process. They then completed a Challenge Summary to qualify for classroom awards. Check out the Choose your challenge page to access the challenge materials and additional educator resources.
Physical activity resources
• 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.
School workshops and conferences
5th Annual Healthier Schools Workshop date
- Bring your team to this workshop that focuses on topics on getting started, successful strategies and taking your wellness policy to the next level. Click here to learn more.
Building the Heart of Successful Schools
- This conference will highlight cutting-edge prevention, health, and wellness strategies in order to create positive school climates that build resilience and support students’ behavioral and mental health. Click here to learn more.
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