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. 

  “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 . . . When policies and practices are put into place to support healthy school environments, healthy students can grow to be healthy and successful adults.”   – 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 . . . When policies and practices are put into place to support healthy school environments, healthy students can grow to be healthy and successful adults.”

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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