Tools – Schools
The LiveWell at Schools Designation Is Here!
Schools across Greenville County have made healthy changes and LiveWell Greenville is excited to recognize the results of that hard work. The LiveWell Schools inventory gives experienced schools a way to document their successes and receive recognition. It also gives schools who are just getting started a way to think about school health and identify goals for the school year.
All Designated LiveWell Schools will receive $250 to support wellness activities, a banner or plaque to display at your school and recognition at a year-end celebration. The top scoring elementary, middle, high and private or charter school will each receive $1000! Click on the following links for the LiveWell Schools Designation Checklist, Supplemental Application Information and tips for creating healthy schools.
LiveWell at school. Transform your school into one where students, volunteers and teachers can live well. Why not choose the The LiveWell Way? Click and discover how.
Try Safe Routes to School! Walk and bike your way to a healthier school. Help kid’s get active, decrease pollution and traffic congestion, and foster a sense of community in your neighborhood by helping establish safe walking and biking routes to school.
Participate in the upcoming Bike to School Day on May 8th. To find out more information on how to make this day a safe, fun, and interactive celebration for your school click here.
Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Ideas Can Be Healthy and Profitable
Parents, teachers, and school administrators are creative when it comes to school fundraising. Fundraisers can be healthy and profitable. This comprehensive report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shares dozens of ideas to implement in your own school.
Alternative Fundraising Ideas
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a leader in supporting schools to make healthy changes in policies, systems, and environments. This brief document summarizes great fundraising ideas and is useful to share at PTA and faculty meetings.
Healthy Product Calculator
Not all foods that schools sell are unhealthy. Are you considering selling food or beverages to benefit your school? Plug the product information into the Healthy Product Calculator and see if it meets the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s guidelines.
Healthy School Celebrations
Hosting healthier parties at your school not only supports the health of your students, but also boosts their academic performance. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has created a list of suggestions for throwing a down home healthy party.
Send some information home to parents through your school newsletter or post on the school’s website. Let parents, volunteers and community partners know that good health is important to your school. Take a look at the District 1 PTA wellness newsletter.
Healthier Community Partner Options
Move over french fries! Subway offers a fresh, healthy alternative for your school’s incentives, rewards and fundraising programs. Check out the Subway Rewards program.
Peaceful Playgrounds – The purpose of Peaceful Playgrounds is to introduce children and school staff to the many choices of activities available on playgrounds and field areas. This website offers resources for playground design, games, tips for school staff, grant information and much more!