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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 October Streak Challenge, Melissa Fell (left) and Lindsey Moberg (right)!  The goal of the Streak Challenge was to maintain a streak of 6,500 steps every day for as long as possible.  Great job ladies!

Melissa Fell, "I really enjoyed being challenged.  I have a hard time staying accountable, but with this challenge, it gave me the incentive to get up and get my steps in and not lay around all month.  I really do like having this to do."

Lindsey Moberg, "Huge shout-out to the Tulsa Health Department for initiating the October Streak Challenge through the MoveSpring App!  Participating in the challenge was super easy and fun!  I enjoyed being able to see how my daily activity compared with colleagues in and outside of my building.  It also motivated me to increase my activity throughout the day in order to meet my goal.  I look forward to using this app more to track my progress and set new goals.  Thanks again, Tulsa Health Department for giving our school an easy and fun way to track our steps each day!"

 

  

 

IAK would like to acknowledge Donna Murray, PE Teacher at Leisure Park Elementary!  She is an integral part of why IAK is partnered with Leisure Park Elementary.  Donna always attends trainings that IAK hosts and implements what she has learned in her PE class.  She shares with us through pictures and videos how she is applying the games we have shared.  Donna is also a great collaborator!  When IAK staff is out at Leisure Park, she shares new and creative ideas with us.  Our team is always excited to see Donna!

Donna Murray, "My students are loving the new inside recess games we are playing in my PE class.  We have played the Clock Card Game, Triangle Peg Game, Walk/Stop, Name Pass, Scatter, and Animal Crossing.  Some of the other games and activities we have been playing are from the Sit Less, Move More, Learn Better workshop I attended this summer.  My kids have had a blast playing these games and I am so thankful for the IAK crew that have been able to come to my school to share all of them with me.  I love learning new games and activities that I can play with my students."


 

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

  • 11/05/2019
    Strong Foundations Seminar

    UHS Freshman Academy
    7616 S Garnett
    Broken Arrow, OK 74012
    6:30pm-8pm

    Register www.Strong-Foundations.eventbrite.com







     

     





  • 11/11/2019
    Veteran's Day

    All THD locations closed for observance of the holiday.

     











  • 11/14/2019
    FREE Cooking Demo

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









     

  • 11/28-11/29/2019
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    All THD locations closed for observance of the holiday.











     

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)