When students make healthy choices — like filling half their plate with fruits and veggies at every meal and being physically active for 60 minutes every day — their academic success blossoms. In turn, so does the school, the community and the entire state! So providing healthy school environments is critical in helping students make positive behavior changes.

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For the kids at Cleveland Elementary School in Oklahoma City, life is a garden… and they dig it. With help from a grant through the Whole Kids Foundation and several generous volunteers, Cleveland Elementary built their very own school garden. Kids get to learn about where their food comes from, plus they help tend the garden and even sell their produce to local farmers markets!

Action Based Learning is a teaching method that allows students to be physically active while they learn. It’s just one of many ways to get kids moving at school. At Jenks West Elementary, their ABL lab (funded through a TSET grant) is leading to better classroom participation, more engaged students, fewer behavior problems… and lots of fun!

Click here to find toolkits to help you make a difference in your community, from implementing healthy workplace policies to improving school wellness. These toolkits provide the framework for how to get started improving health where you live, work, learn and play.