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Quest for Healthy Schools

Quest for Healthy Schools supports schools in improving nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, environments, and practices. Live Well Alabama is teaming with Alliance for a Healthier Generation and also local schools to help Alabama schools become healthier places to learn.
Action Plans
SNAP-Ed educators identify local school wellness champions in SNAP-Ed eligible schools who are committed to lead the Quest for Healthy Schools. Action plans with our school partners thus far include focusing on physical activity breaks throughout the day, school wellness grant submissions, establishing school gardens, breakfast in the classroom, and increasing access to physical activity through bicycle rodeos, color runs, and safe routes to school.

Join the Quest for Healthy Schools (1)

Engage

  • Identify, recruit and assemble a diverse group of school administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and community members as a School Wellness Committee.

Assess

  • Complete the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program School Wellness Assessment during two School Wellness Committee meetings.

Plan

  • Support= the School Wellness Committee in utilizing strengths and areas for improvement to develop a School Wellness Action Plan including three achievable goals.

Implement

  • Involve all stakeholders in taking action.

Evaluate

  • Maintain contact with School Wellness Committee to document progress and address challenges. At the one-year anniversary of the School Wellness Action Plan, repeat the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program School Wellness Assessment.

Celebrate

  • Encourage continued progress by also highlighting successes and rewarding stakeholders.

Sustain

  • Continuously identify new or ongoing strengths and areas for improvement to update the School Wellness Action Plan.

For more information, contact healthyschools@auburn.edu.

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