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.
It's All About Kids is a program of the Tulsa Health Department. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, we are requesting all students and teachers wear their face masks while programming is provided in your school. If a teacher does not prefer to follow this request, we will not be able to provide programming in their classroom. We appreciate your understanding in these uncertain times. Stay safe and healthy!
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
The IAK team is assisting with the COVID-19 response.
12/2, 12/9, 12/16/2020
Well-Being Wednesdays Webinar Series
Mindfulness based sessions designed to support the well-being of school-based personnel.
Culture of Care, Part I Webinar
Integrate self-care and social-emotional learning skills in your classes.
All THD sites will be closed in observance of the holiday.
"My classroom is comprised of 4th and 5th grade Special Education students with moderate to severe disabilities. The instructors were very good to ask me about the various activities and about what would make my students feel successful. This was so appreciated. My students had a great time, felt successful and confident participating in all of the activities. It was a great time of learning and of participation."
— Leisure Park Elementary-BAPS (Fitness in the Classroom)
"Your program is excellent in keeping the students actively engaged with hands on learning strategies."
— Disney Elementary-TPS (Virtual Conflict Resolution)
"I LOVED the presentation. My presenter was VERY knowledgeable and GREAT with the kids. She used a hands on activity that I am able to discuss with my class for future learning."
— Lynn Wood Elementary-BAPS (Bully Prevention)