About your site

The Steps to a Healthy School website was developed by a team of experts devoted to improving the health and academic outcomes of Michigan students.

The team came together to collect and suggest resources, curricula, best practices, and funding opportunities to help schools improve their nutrition and physical activity environment. This website and each of the five steps will continue to be updated with new information and resources.

Our goal is for students, school staff, and families to: Eat healthy. Be active. Achieve More.

Contact Us

For questions or feedback, please contact us at info@mihealthyschools.org


Sponsored by Michigan Department of Education School Nutrition Program’s Michigan Team Nutrition and Michigan State University Extension.  With financial support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Michigan Department of Community Health, and Michigan Action for Healthy Kids.  Technical expertise provided by the above partners as well as Michigan Fitness Foundation and Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Special appreciation to Chris Flood, M.S., consultant to the Michigan Department of Education who coordinated the content and organization of this website. 

  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Team Nutrition
  • Action for Healthy Kids
  • Michigan State University Extension
  • United Dairy Industry of Michigan
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan

This project has been funded at least in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).