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Partnering with Schools and Community Sites
Schools and community sites can be a promising places for change. Children are young enough to learn and form new habits; they eat meals and snacks during afterschool programs and schools generally have spaces designated for physical activity. Community sites might include public housing developments, community centers, congregate nutrition sites, homeless or domestic violence shelters, out-of-school time program sites.
Taken together, education, PSE, and social marketing changes are more effective than any of these strategies alone for improving health and preventing obesity.
Step to Health’s Kids Club serves youth at Summer Food Service Sites and After School sites across North Carolina.
The program consists of 8 sessions, 30 minutes in length, that are designed to teach youth about nutrition and physical activity in a fun and engaging way through activities and games. Session topics include ways to be active inside and outside, participating in activities to improve heart and bone health, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking more water.
All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program in addition to a jump rope, recipe and nutrition activity book.
Group evaluation is conducted to capture behavior change related to nutrition and physical activity.
Kids Club was developed by Lindsay Goolsby, MS, RD, LDN, Gretchen Hofing, MPH, RD, and Jenelle Wass, MS, RD, LDN.
- Before You Program
- Steps to Health Program Request form (complete a form for EACH program)
- Site Eligibility- Kids Club can be taught in an afterschool or out-of-school setting or USDA Summer Meals site. USDA Summer Meal sites are automatically eligible. In order to qualify for Steps to Health programming, schools must participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program. The school building must have at least 50% of students receiving a free or reduced meal. Before beginning programming, use this spreadsheet to confirm that a school qualifies Steps to Health Eligible Schools. For questions on determining school eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Promotional Materials
Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE)
PSE initiatives are based on many factors that influence what people eat and how they choose to be active. From access to healthy food to the walkability of communities, people adopt certain heath behaviors for a variety of reasons.
The ABC’s of a Healthy School Environment is
Steps to Health’s PSE toolkit for schools can be a great tool for partnering with schools to make create a healthier school environment.
Communities Moving Together: A Guide to Facilitating Community-Led Walk Audits
Walk audits can be a powerful tool for identifying both assets and needs within a community’s built environment, but also for bringing community members together around a shared vision. You might also use a walk audit to build on momentum from PSE work done at the organizational level to expand on changes to the built environment within the broader community.
This guide helps communities to assess and enhance their physical environment in places where people live, work, learn, pray, and play, by facilitating community-led walk audits.
In addition to the guide, Steps to Health and Faithful Families developed a series of video modules to highlight steps to planning community-led walk audits. These videos can be utilized to assist local organizations in planning and conducting community-led walk audits to assess the physical environment, walkability, and to increase safety. Additionally, community partners and leaders share successes from their own experiences, demonstrating the positive impacts that walk audits can bring to communities.
Do you want to continue to encourage teachers, parents, and caregivers to make the healthy choice year round? The Steps to Health text message campaign continues engagement with these groups! To implement this in your community:
- Build internal support. This could be a teacher you already work closely with or the School Health Advisory Committee.
- Market with your supporting partners. This could be done by sending students home with a contact card for their parents or sharing digitally through social media and newsletters.
- If you would like to report how many people in your county signed up as a result of your efforts, email email@example.com.
Already using this toolkit or partnering with schools? Here are some additional resources you may need:
Steps to Health PSE Reporting and Resources
For virtual surveys and data related information, please contact STH-DataManager@ncsu.com