What's New 


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!



The Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) Convention is October 28-29, 2019.  The theme this year is, "Stronger Together, Oklahoma!"  The convention will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Conference Center.  You won't want to miss Traci Lengel's sessions!  She has over 20 years of experience in movement education, kinesthetic furniture, motor development, health education, and the list goes on.  In her sessions you can count on learning something new, getting up and moving, and having fun!  It's All About Kids will be presenting, Nutrition Games in PE, at OAHPERD on October 29th from 8am-8:50am.  We will be sharing how to incorporate nutrition games and concepts into your physical education class.  See you there!  Registration information and OAHPERD Convention Schedule.   



The 13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is October 28-30, 2019.  This year's theme is, "Improving Systems to Promote Healthy People and Resilient Communities."  The summit will be held at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel and Spa.  SOS is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States!  Joining the fight against obesity is It's All About Kids.  We will be presenting, Blending Nutrition and Education in School, at SOS on October 30th from 10:45am-12pm.  Come see us!  Registration information and SOS Schedule. 



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 Involvement

    IAK Newsletter

  • Tulsa County School Forms


News & Events

  • 10/10/2019
    FREE Nutrition Class

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



  • 10/24/2019
    FREE Nutrition Class

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


  • 10/28-10/29/2019
    OAHPERD Convention

    University of Central Oklahoma
    Nigh University Conference Center
    100 N University Drive
    Edmond, OK 73034
    Registration & Convention Schedule


  • 10/28-10/30/2019
    13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

    Renaissance Convention Center Hotel & Spa
    10 N Broadway Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102
    Registration & Schedule



  • "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)