What We Did
In the 2018-2019 school year, we launched our pilot program at Morrilton Intermediate School in order to help improve the health of students. We also included adult teachers and staff at the school, as these leaders can directly inspire students to make healthier choices through leading by example.
Our initiatives included the following for students:
Placement of water stations in the school cafeteria
Tower gardens in the science lab
Student fitness assessments
Our initiatives included the following for teachers:
Adult biometric screenings at the beginning and end of the school year
Year-long professional health coaching sessions
Lunch-and-learn sessions promoting healthy topics
Education on how to implement activity sessions for students during class
The Difference We Made
At the end of the school year, surveys were fielded to students, teachers and staff to assess perceptions about the Champions For Health initiatives, and identify health behavior and lifestyle changes that occurred over the course of the school year.