Resources: School Initiatives
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Making maximum use of limited resources is a position many
coalitions find themselves in. Listed in this section are links to information and references to address physical activity and
nutrition in the school setting.
||See what's in the 2013-2018 Nutrition, Physical
Activity and Obesity State Plan for
Active Schools: Core 4+
Toolkit - The latest resources that focus on 5 key school
strategies: Active PE Minutes, Active Classrooms, Active Recess/Open
Gym, Before and After School Activities and Family and Community
Schools Toolkit (PDF, 1.7
MB) - The original active Schools with materials to implement 17
key strategies to help reach the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity
per day for students.
Model Academic Standards for Physical Education (PDF,
- The Department of Public Instruction, in
conjunction with the Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance has developed a list of resources
and activities a physical education teacher could incorporate into
their educational program. Each submitted strategy was peer
reviewed, and will remain on the site for at least three months.
Education Best Practices Directory
- A summary of a variety of physical education (PE) activities and
lessons submitted by Wisconsin teachers.
Academic Standards for Nutrition Education
Veggies? Got Veggies? is a garden-based nutrition education
curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh
fruits and vegetables. Got Veggies? features seven full lesson plans that
are aligned with Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Nutrition, Health, Science, and other
related subjects. A series of shorter garden-based activities are
also included, as well as fun recipes and helpful tips for cooking and
eating in the garden. This curriculum provides an all around great
way to nurture students’ interest in growing and eating fresh fruits and
Dirt? Garden Toolkit - a resource designed to assist with the
implementation of school, community, and child care gardens.
Wisconsin Farm to School
Toolkits - Resource kits to help Food Producers and Food Service staff
incorporate locally grown food into school meals.
Department of Public Instruction Nutrition Education home page.
School Health Award - Information on how to make your school a
healthier place and how to apply for the School Health Award.
Works in Schools (PDF, 503 KB) - The first
in a series of two-page papers summarizing evidence-based and promising
strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active.
Works in Afterschool (PDF, 261 KB) - A
two-page summary of effective strategies in the after school setting.
Weighing and Measuring in Schools
MB) - This document has been developed with the folloWisconsinng
objectives: 1) to help schools to be better informed when making the
decision of whether or not to weigh and measure students; 2) to provide
guidance and policy recommendations to schools that choose to weigh and
measure students: and 3) to provide resources for schools to create
environments supportive of healthy lifestyles. To order a hard copy,
contact Mary Pesik.
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January 31, 2014