To improve overall health and academic achievement of Tulsa County school-aged children in collaboration with students, schools, and the community by aligning learning and health through comprehensive nutrition and health education.
Why Collaborate with It’s All About Kids
Since its beginning in 2004, the Tulsa Health Department’s It's All About Kids (IAK) program has provided an opportunity for thousands of school children to improve their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward nutrition and physical activity through comprehensive health education. Learning healthy habits early follows them throughout their lifetime. The program was recognized as a Model Practice in 2008 and 2019 by the National Association for City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).
It’s All About Kids partners with schools to capture valuable data in the areas of academic improvement, decrease in behavioral referrals, and increase in attendance. IAK follows the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model placing children in the center as the main focus. The WSCC merges components from both the Coordinated School Health model and the Whole Child Framework to align learning and health.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model was developed by merging the Coordinated School Health model and the Whole Child Framework. The relationship between education and health is evident therefore, the WSCC aligns learning and health rather than focusing on each separately. The child is placed in the center to emphasize the primary focus of the WSCC model. Parents, schools and communities work collaboratively around the child to improve health and academic achievement.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
WSCC Model Brief Video
Journal of School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Virtual Healthy School
CDC's Strategies for Using the WSCC Framework
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the World
Health Organization and declared a global pandemic on March 11th, is a
new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
We encourage you to stay informed with information from credible
resources such as the Tulsa Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.
As schools begin preparing to reopen, please review the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Public Schools COVID-19 Guidance & Resources.
Here is another resource regarding SHAPE America's It's Time to Prioritize Health & Physical Education.
The IAK team has been busy preparing virtual lesson plans for you! We understand during this time of COVID-19 schools are making difficult decisions. We wanted to provide support to Tulsa County schools going virtual this school year. We will post one virtual lesson per month, simply follow this link to IAK Virtual Lesson Plans. All we ask is that you complete the short survey at the end of the lessons. We will be able to provide our funders with feedback as well as make any necessary adjustments. We will miss being in the classroom with you and your students, but we hope this helps support you during this time! Please take a moment
to view our new IAK Program Overview video!
Connect with IAK
IAK YouTube Channel
Virtual Lesson Plans
News & Events
IAK Planning Meeting
Deadline for IAK Planning Meeting to be a partnering school in 2020-2021!
More Than Human Trafficking 101
Youth Services of Tulsa
9AM - 1:30PM
In partnership w/HARUV and The Center for Combating Human Trafficking
The IAK team is assisting with the COVID-19 response.
Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools
1PM - 4:30PM
Due to COVID students who have experienced trauma, need more support than ever!
"I had a great time (especially for a staff meeting)! I loved learning different ways to incorporate fitness with my curriculum. I was engaged and laughing the entire time. I have already used a few of your ideas in my own classroom (multiplication facts with exercises and the circle activity with states and capitals). Thank you!."
— Jarman Elementary-UPS (Fitness in the Classroom PD)
"Great day of learning! I have began to put together several visuals to use in my nutrition segments."
— 8th Grade PE, Union 8th Grade Center-UPS (Union PE PD)
"The scarf activity was good! It helped the children practice mindfulness by focusing on one task, which was catching the scarf in the other hand."
— Pre-K, Roy Clark-UPS (Mindfulness)