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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!

 

  
  

 

IAK launched our new Employee Wellness program in October!  Partnering schools that selected Employee Wellness as a top priority were automatically eligible for the program.  We would like to congratulate the winners of our November Stick to It Challenge.  Alissa Hendrix (top left) won the Beginner Steppers (7,500 steps), Jody Inman (top right) won the Moderate Steppers (10,000 steps), and Kim Duncan (lower left) won the Advanced Steppers (12,500 steps).  The goal was to reach the number of steps daily. Way to go!  The winner of our Social Media Drawing was Scott McCrary (lower right).

 

Jody Inman, "I'm so happy that I won!  I started in January making lifestyle changes and so far I have lost 54 pounds.  These challenges have been wonderful to help keep me on track and to have a group of co-workers to be accountable to.  Thanks for hosting these challenges!"

 


  

 

IAK would like to highlight Cheyenne Gagner, a Kindergarten teacher at Stone Canyon Elementary in Owasso.  Every time we go into her classroom to teach a lesson, we are greeted with such a warm welcome.  We can tell she really appreciates IAK's partnership.  IAK was able to attend the Action Based Learning Training this summer alongside Cheyenne and it was a pleasure to get to know her.  She has implemented some new lessons and activities from the training into her classroom, which is so exciting to see!  IAK is lucky to get to work with such a wonderful teacher!  Check out Cheyenne's class in action https://www.facebook.com/IAKTulsa/videos/451594942425427/

Cheyenne Gagner, "IAK is a fantastic program that Stone Canyon Elementary has loved implementing.  In this age where there is a large focus on students being proficient in academics and not much else, the various topics they offer fill in many gaps regarding exercise, nutrition, kindness, hygiene, and teamwork.  My favorite thing about IAK is that after each session, I feel like I have practical, age-appropriate activities that I can implement in my classroom that will greatly benefit my students.  We love incorporating movement with games like "Stop and Scribble" and using fun materials like juggling scarves to practice our alphabet and sight words in a way that engages our bodies and our brains!  I notice such positive changes in my students after visiting our Action Based Learning Lab or after playing a movement game that we have learned in one of our "Fitness in the Classroom" sessions.  I have learned so much through the IAK partnership and I greatly appreciate all they do for our Tulsa area schools!  Thank you, IAK!"


 

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

CDC's Strategies for Using the WSCC Framework

Program Information

  • School Challenge Program

    Social Media Challenges

  • Parental Involvement

    Community

  • Community Involvement

    IAK Newsletter

  • Tulsa County School Forms

    Forms

News & Events

  • 01/01/2020
    New Year's Day

    All THD locations closed for observance of the holiday.








     

     





  • 01/09/2020
    FREE Cooking Demo

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

     











  • 01/20/2020
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    All THD locations closed for observance of the holiday.









     

  • 01/23/2020
    FREE Cooking Demo

    Using Quinoa & Chia
    6PM - 8PM
    Tulsa Health Department
    North Location
    5635 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.
    RSVP to Terri at 918-595-4419
    Space limited to 20












     

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)