Schools are not just a place for learning, but a worksite as well. The health of school employees is important for moral, productivity, and creativity. School staff are important role models for children in many areas including health. It’s All About Kids (IAK) may be utilized as a resource for school employees. Our staff is available to assist with implementing employee wellness initiatives whether it is resources for wellness, group exercise ideas, or nutrition consultations.
Currently, IAK is piloting a program at Remington Elementary school called the “All In Challenge”, designed and initiated by the school’s P.E. teacher. The program is a 12 week nutrition and physical activity program. This self-lead program is to see who can lose the most inches and/or weight by the end of the 12 weeks. Measurements taken include body weight, left and right arm circumference, left and right thigh circumference, and waist and hip measurements. Nutrition consults are available upon request and are conducted bi-weekly (6 sessions over the course of 12 weeks). Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and lifestyle and behavioral advice is given, but the primary focus is allowing the individual to discover manageable ways to enhance their dietary intake and exercise habits. Our dietitians partner with each client to set realistic goals that will be met by the end of the 12 weeks and each recurring session, they revisit the goals and adjust them as needed.
If you have an idea for an employee wellness initiative at your school and would be interested in assistance from IAK in implementing the initiative please contact your school’s Health Educator or Dietitian. Contact information can be found by visiting our Contact page.