Resources under success stories
Healthier US School Challenge
Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is open to all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. We recognize that changing the school nutrition environment takes time and celebrate both the gradual changes and big successes of schools working diligently to help children eat more healthfully and be more physically active. Schools can submit an application at any time during the year for a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Gold of Distinction level award.
Available at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/hussc/application-materials
Fuel Up to Play 60 - Success Stories
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages you to Light Up the Scoreboard and let everyone in your school and community know that your students are taking action to create a healthier school. Tell your story by submitting a success story complete with photos, and get motivated by reading about others schools’ successes.
Available at: https://school.fueluptoplay60.com/community/
Michigan Health Tools Web site
When you share your school's or district's success, you help others make improvements by providing concrete ideas as well as inspiration. Submit as many healthy school success stories as you like and read about what other schools are doing.
Available at: www.mihealthtools.org/schoolsuccess
USDA Best Practice Sharing Site
A collection of best-practices intended for School Food Authorities and State Agencies. The purpose of the site is to share resources and tools schools have used to serve healthy menus that meet school meal regulations.
Available at: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/best-practices
Health and Academic Achievement
A collection of quick facts, research articles, and tools from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to communicate the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic achievement.
Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/health_and_academics/index.htm
Alliance for Healthier Generation-Wellness Policies
A comprehensive online how-to guide, with plenty of additional resources, that walks you through four steps to creating a school wellness policy: Convene your committee; Refresh your policy; Put policy into practice; and Evaluate and communicate.
Available at: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/wellness_committees__policies/
Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Wellness Policies-Implementation
An online how-to guide for creating a school wellness policy. Work through this section when you are ready to implement your policy: Put Policy Into Practice.
Available at: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/wellness_committees__policies/putting_policy_into_practice/