Healthy Kids Healthy Schools
We aim to make Dane County schools the healthiest in the state. By partnering with school staff and families, we’re working to make each building a healthy place for children to learn.
Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Award
In 2019, Healthy Kids and a team of school partners launched our first, annual Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Award. We aim to celebrate the great strides Dane County schools are taking in making their students and staff healthy and well.
Whether this involves helping children walk safely to school, encouraging a bite of a tomato from a school garden, or hosting birthday dance parties, we want to reward great work.
Thirty-two schools applied this year and received a Gold, Silver or Bronze award!
Stay tuned for more information about our Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Summit in the fall of 2020!
Check out the Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Award Resource Page
See the 2019 Award Winners!
Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Learning Collaborative
Funded through a grant from the American Cancer Society, teams from Dane County schools, come together to learn about best practices, receive support on establishing and sustaining Wellness Committees, and share stories of real-world strategies for increased student and staff health and wellness.
After completing the Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Award Assessment, schools receive an Action Plan to guide their work moving forward.
Here are some examples of great work being done in Dane County schools to create healthier kids!