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
Celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 5-11,
2021! The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging public health
crisis. Please continue to thank and support public health
professionals in Tulsa County and throughout the country for their hard
work and dedication to keep the public safe. The It's All About Kids
team has had the opportunity to assist with the COVID-19 response. In
this video to celebrate NPHW, you will see all of the ways we have been able to help keep Tulsa County citizens informed and safe during this pandemic!
Let's P.L.A.Y. More! Sit Less! Have Fun!
Lifelong Activity for Youth is a FREE one-day virtual workshop for all
local PE Teachers, health care agencies, and any other groups working in
the area of increasing physical activity in children. The virtual
workshop will be Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 8:30am-3:00pm CT. The
first 200 Oklahoma participants to register and attend will receive a
special K-8 PE Resource developed by the presenters! To register, use
the Zoom Registration link. Registration will end Saturday, July 31, 2021. Please share the event flyer. Hope to see you there!
Connect with IAK
IAK YouTube Channel
Virtual Lesson Plans
"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)