What we do
What is a K-12 health revolution?
It is igniting a desire among our children to protect the most crucial element of their human capital – their health.
During the 2018-2019 school year, Champions For Health is adopting Morrilton Intermediate School – an elementary school with 540 students in the 4th through 6th grade, and over 50 adults on campus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Schools have direct contact with more than 95% of our nation’s young people aged 5-17 years for approximately 6 hours per day and up to 13 critical years, so school-based interventions offer the best chance for success in developing healthy behaviors and habits.
We plan to create an environment of wellness that infuses health, nutrition education and fitness strategies throughout the entire campus through multi-component interventions encompassing all aspects of the students’ learning environment: the classroom, the gymnasium, the cafeteria, the home environment and the community.
Our ultimate goal?
To create a replicable model for all K-12 schools across Arkansas as we fight to reverse the obesity epidemic.
The program plans include:
Assessing student fitness levels through FitnessGram
Award-winning Spark PE curriculum
Providing personal health coaches to the teachers and adults on campus
Incorporating a garden on campus
Lunch and Learn programs for the teachers and students
Integrating nutrition education by training teachers on CATCH curriculum
Decision-making lessons and activities for the classroom
Field trips to the Arkansas Heart Hospital garden
Cooking classes for parents and children
Adding healthier food options in the school cafeteria based on school guidelines and resources available