Healthy students
are better learners.

Kids who eat breakfast and participate in regular physical activity are more likely to excel in school and lead healthier lives.

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Case Studies

See how schools across Kansas are promoting healthy lifestyles through wellness programs that help kids grow up smart and strong.

2,000
hours are spent in school every year.

At Briarwood Elementary School in Olathe, students are learning the importance of being active not only during physical education, but through fun opportunities to exercise inside and outside of the classroom.

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38%
of teens eat breakfast every day

Students at Central Middle School in Kansas City are motivated to arrive on time to school and are more alert in class thanks to the boxed breakfasts they enjoy in homeroom every morning.

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Millions
of youth don’t eat breakfast daily

The “Second Chance” breakfast offering at Liberal High School gives students, who might otherwise miss or skip breakfast, an opportunity to get healthy food options on-the-go and remain properly nourished throughout the day. 

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Resources

In this section, explore links with creative ideas and how-to instructions for promoting wellness in schools.

Families

Wellness Committee Guide

Find out how to start a conversation around your school’s wellness committee, how you can play a supportive role and how to keep your committee active and effective.

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Letters to the Editor

Writing a letter to the editor (LTE) is another great way to start community dialogue around how school leaders and parents can best encourage healthy lifestyles. Here are a few tips and a sample letter to get you started.  

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School Leaders

Like-Minded Organizations for School Leaders

Like what you’ve seen? Check out these links to like-minded organizations for more information and ideas on how you can work collaboratively with Kansas families to help our kids develop healthy habits for life. 

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Third Party Links & Resources for School Leaders

Explore wellness resources, guidelines and tips and tricks for how you can help make positive changes in your schools in collaboration with families across Kansas. 

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Blog

Interested in learning more? See how parents and schools across Kansas are building a brighter future for our youth.

Making our school healthier, one student at a time

Maria, a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador, provides a unique viewpoint on school wellness.

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As big as we think?

As the rates of obesity among Kansans, including among Kansas students, continue to rise, leaders in government, education and media are taking notice. Here, Hays Daily News editor Patrick Lowry sounds the call for action on this issue.

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More Fruits, Less Sodium in School Meals

A new report from the CDC shows schools are offering more whole grains, fruits and vegetables as part of the school lunch program.

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