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
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the World
Health Organization and declared a global pandemic on March 11th, is a
new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
We encourage you to stay informed with information from credible
resources such as the Tulsa Health Department, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.
We understand at this time schools are closed due to COVID-19. Our School Health Readiness Assessment will be going live as planned on April 1, 2020. Please take this time to consider what three Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model components
will be top priorities for your school in the 2020-2021 school year.
The window for assessment completion is April 1, 2020 - September 1,
2020. We will not have in-person IAK Planning Meetings until we are
cleared to do so. We would like to offer IAK Planning Meetings via
phone conference. This will allow us to get programming scheduled for
the 2020-2021 school year. Once you have completed the assessment for
your school and we have received it, our team will reach out to schedule
an IAK Planning Meeting conference call. We would like to remind you
that we do work over the summer as well and will be available to meet.
We are thinking of all of you, stay safe! We ask you to take a moment
to view our new IAK Program Overview video. Thanks!
Connect with IAK
IAK YouTube Channel
News & Events
4th of July
All THD locations are closed to observe the holiday.
The IAK team is assisting with the COVID-19 response.
CANCELLED - FREE Cooking Demo
6PM - 8PM
Tulsa Health Department
5635 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.
"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)