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Resources related to healthy schools and early care

UW-Madison Division of Extension partners with schools and early care centers to ensure access to healthy food options for students, staff, parents and community members.

Resources to create healthy environments in our schools

Playbook for Healthy School Communities 

The Thriving Schools website offers relevant, timely information for the well-being of students and staff. You’ll find resources for mental and physical health during normal times and the not-so-normal time of a pandemic.

Equity for Schools Checklist

John Hopkins University provides a K-12 Schools Checklist to Prepare for reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.

Alliance for Healthier Generation

Benefit from the latest research and a whole child approach. Using a 6-Step Process, schools can create healthy learning environments where students can thrive physically, emotionally and academically.

Action for Healthy Kids

Learn how you can help create healthier home and school environments for children that provide access to safe places to play as well as nutritious food and healthy activities.

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CDC Healthy Schools

The CDC offers research, training and tools to improve the health of children in schools so they are ready to learn.

NASBE Safe and Healthy Schools

The National Association of State Boards of Education is dedicated to helping state school boards advance equity and excellence in public education.


Go NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) works with child care providers to improve the health of young children by instilling habits that support health and well-being. They offer modules on topics including healthy eating, physical activity and oral health.

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