Healthy School Action Tool (HSAT)
Format: Web-based assessment tool
Audience: K-12 School Health/Wellness Teams- Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Foodservice Workers, Community Members, Coaches
The new HSAT provides tools for both school level teams and district level teams to assess the health of their school environments and take action to improve those environments.
The school-level tools include:
- School Core Assessment & Feedback Report
- 7 Topic Area Assessment & Feedback Reports
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Education & Physical Activity
- Health Education
- Staff Wellness
- Social & Emotional Health
- Safe School Environment
- Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Lifestyles
- School Action Plan
The district-level tools include:
- District Assessment & Feedback Report
- District Action Plan
Each assessment and action planning tool has detailed instructions that will guide teams through the assessment and action planning process.
Available at: www.mihealthtools.org/hsat
More info: HSAT Fact sheet
School Health Index: Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 (SHI)
Format: Web based assessment tool, downloadable PDF
Audience: K-12 School Health/Wellness Teams- Specifically those in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
The SHI 2014 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that elementary, middle, and high schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. Nutrition Services and Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs are two of the assessment tool’s modules that are directly connected with assessing and improving the school nutrition and physical activity environment.
There are 2 assessments available- one for elementary schools and one for middle and high schools. There are links to each at the right side of the page.
Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/
Fuel Up to Play 60 School Wellness Investigation
Format: Online assessment tool, also available for download
Audience: K-12 School Health/Wellness Teams- Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Foodservice Workers, Community Members, Coaches
The SWI is a “before” and “after” tool that will help students and school staff set goals and measure progress. It’s designed to empower students to collect information about the current nutrition and physical activity environment at school – and identify opportunities to make it even better. Working on the School Wellness Investigation is a great learning and leadership opportunity for students. Adults should provide guidance and input results into the School Wellness Investigation tool, but students should collect the data. After completing the School Wellness Investigation, you will be provided with a customized list of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program that will help your school reach its wellness goals.
Follow the link below. Once on the page, select the yellow box on the far right that says 'Program Tools'. On the left, tools will appear. Scroll down until you find 'School Wellness Investigation'. Click on 'Learn More' and a pdf will download for you to view.
Available at: https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/tools
FoodCorps Healthy School ToolKit-Coming Soon!
Audience: K-12 School Health/Wellness Teams, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Foodservice Workers, Community Members, Coaches
A set of resources and a process designed to guide schools in assessing and visioning a healthy school food environment, documenting actions, and evaluating and celebrating progress over time.
Available at: https://foodcorps.org/