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The Tulsa Health Department's It's All About Kids program was honored with the Promising Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)!  Promising Practices are local health departments who have developed exciting approaches and strategies to public health issues.  It's All About KIds was one of 76 local health department programs to receive NACCHO's prestigious Promising Practice Award.  Congratulations to the It's All About Kids Team!

 

 

It's All About Kids' 2019-2020 School Health Readiness Assessment is now LIVE!  For more details visit our Partner with IAK page.  Assessments will be accepted April 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019.  We look forward to partnering with your school! 

 

 

Our Mission

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

It's All About Kids Program

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 exercise through comprehensive health education. Learning healthy habits early follows them throughout their lifetime.  The program was recognized as a Model Practice in 2008 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

WSCC Model

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Virtual Healthy School

Journal of School Health

Program Information

  • School Challenge Program

    Social Media Challenges

  • Parental Involvement

    Community

  • Community Involvement

    IAK Newsletter

  • Tulsa County School Forms

    Forms

News & Events

  • 8/8/2019
    FREE Nutrition Class

    School Age Children
    6PM - 8PM
    Tulsa Health Department
    North Location
    5635 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.
    RSVP to Terri at 918-595-4419
    Space limited to 20







     

     





  • 8/12/2019
    Sit Less, Move More, Learn Better

    FREE training for classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and youth activity program staff!



     











  • 8/21/2019
    Welcome Back!

    School starts in Tulsa County.






     

  • 9/1/2019
    Deadline for IAK School Readiness Assessment

    Assessments due to be a partnering IAK school!









     

Testimonials

  • "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)