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Congratulations to PE teacher Susan Early and her 5th grade students at Mills Elementary in Owasso!  They received $250 for their submission in IAK's second PE Challenge.  The challenge was to Create Your Own PE Game Based on Class Novel.  See what Susan had to say about her experience with this PE Challenge:

Mills Physical Education Students and I want to say, with much gratitude, how appreciative we are for the opportunity to earn money for our gym with It's All About Kids.

During the last challenge a group of my fifth grade students decided they would create a game for us from the novel they were reading in class, Bridge to Terabithia.  They worked together and came up with a game that correlates to the characters in the book.  All of the students in our school have now played the new game and it has become a favorite.  The most wonderful outcome is from a young lady who is not particularly athletic and rather quiet.  After working on the creation of the game she became inspired to write a sequel to the novel and titled it Bridge to Terabithia 2.  It is quite an amazing literary work.  She is now working on part 3.  As educators we never know which efforts we make that will help a student excel in their strengths.

I will continue to be involved with the program's challenges because it is a powerful way to involve the students and allow them to have ownership in the success of others.

Thanks so much THD It's All About Kids!!


Susan Early, Mills Elementary in Owasso


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.

Each year, the program reaches over 8,500 students in Tulsa County public school districts, and hosts more than 40 informative and exciting events for parents and families. 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

    Classroom Challenge

  • Parental Involvement

    PE Challenge

  • Community Involvement

    IAK Newsletter

  • Tulsa County School Forms


News & Events

  • 02/01/2018
    PE Challenge

    "S.T.E.M. in the Gym!" is the next PE Challenge.  You could win up to $250 for gym equipment!



  • 02/08/2018
    FREE Nutrition Class

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

  • 02/19/2018
    Presidents' Day

    All THD locations will be closed to observe the holiday.



  • 02/22/2018
    FREE Nutrition Class

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



  • "I absolutely LOVED this programming opportunity and I am so thankful for what you are doing to educate our kiddos on tough topics.  I am thrilled that you will be able to come back and work with our younger grades for National Hand Washing Awareness Week."

    5th Grade, Creekwood Elementary-BAPS (Drugs and Your Heart)
  • "My students loved the games and ideas presented by the Health Educator.  He was awesome!  I can't wait to use the games in my class with my students."

    — 4th Grade, Mark Twain Elementary-TPS (Fitness in the Classroom)
  • "She was an AWESOME EDUCATOR!! She led my class in this and the Fitness in the Classroom activity last week...what a wonderful teacher she is!!!  The kids enjoyed participating in the "eyes shut with directions" activity- I will use that again in other ways!"

    — 2nd Grade, Barnes Elementary-OPS (Team Building)