It's All About Kids: Helping School Children Make Healthy Choices
It's All About Kids (IAK) seeks 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, It's All About Kids (IAK) 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 more than 50,000 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) and 2019 NACCHO Promising Practice for Blending Nutrition and Education in Schools.
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 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. 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)
To learn more, visit http://www.tulsaplay.org.