Healthy Staff Meeting
Healthy schools need healthy role models. Lead the way by hosting a healthy staff meeting.Read More
Is your staff knowledgeable about nutrition, physical activity and district wellness policies? Do they feel well-equipped to teach nutrition education and lead physical activity breaks in their classroom? Consider providing annual professional development to ensure they have the right tools in their wellness toolbox to be effective school wellness leaders.
Try some of these strategies to ensure your school offers staff professional development on nutrition education and physical activity:
Don’t let time be a factor. Simply adjust your training based on the time you have.
Encourage staff to be role models. Ask them to eat healthy in front of students and participate during recess or physical activity breaks.
Try a walking meeting or quick aerobics workout.
Remind staff to participate in professional development. Anyone who interacts with students has an opportunity to teach them about healthy habits.
Tie everything back to learning objectives to ensure the content is relevant to school administrators, teachers and students.
As appropriate, offer professional workshops to parents to encourage collaboration and open communication about how they can support healthy habits at school and at home.
Recruit a local kinesiologist or dietitian as a volunteer to present to staff during an in-service day or lunch & learn session.
Have a parent volunteer reach out to local businesses to donate healthy snacks for a staff meeting.