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A flexible, free online framework to help schools and parents create healthier learning environments for kids and communities to thrive.

Proven success

A 3-year study of 19 schools and 12,000+ students in the Chicago area demonstrated the positive impact of Game On as an effective model for school health programming.

49th to 56th

Change in NWEA Math National Growth Percentile

68th to 78th

Change in NWEA Reading National Growth Percentile


decrease in suspension rates

Read the full impact report.

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How to start Game On in your school

First, introduce yourself:

Does your school have a school health team?

Is your school ready to start a health team?

That’s ok! Check out resources for making your mark on school health in other ways.

See what kind of impact you can have by joining the school health team or making change happen in other ways.

Are you on your school’s health team?

Does your school have a school health team?

Is your school ready to start a health team?

Ok. Pick a few activities to start to improve school and student health.

Great! Let’s get started.

Have you assessed your school to learn where you excel and where you can improve?

(Short on time? Take the 3-minute School Health Survey.)

Ok, let’s get started with the School Health Index to identify your school’s opportunities for growth.

Does your school have an action plan for how you will address areas of improvement?

Ok. Let’s get started with creating an action plan to address areas of needed improvement.

Does your school engage parents, families and the larger community in school health activities?

Check out additional ideas for your action plan.

Ok. Let’s get started with identifying strategies to engage families and the community in school health.

Great! It’s time to celebrate your success.

Our 6-step framework to help you build a healthier school

Build your team

Health teams meet regularly to implement and promote initiatives that help create a healthier school. From school staff to students to parents to community members, anyone can serve on a health team.

Build your team

Assess & track progress

Before you make a plan to improve the health of your school, you need a starting point. Our tools help you evaluate the health of your school’s environment to identify strengths and areas of improvement for your current health and wellness programming.

Assess my school

Create & execute an action plan

A clear action plan will serve as a road map for the school health team. Outline priorities and goals to accomplish, then start making healthy changes in your school, one step at a time.

Create a plan

Explore activities

With our library of 140+ healthy eating and physical activities, you can find ideas that match your school’s unique needs. The activities also teach you how to engage every kid with inclusive tips and adaptable programming.

Find an activity

Engage families & communities

Reach more people, do more things, and have a bigger impact on kids’ lives when you engage parents, caregivers and community members in school health activities. Get tips and tools for recruiting and managing volunteers, increasing involvement, and maximizing your partnerships.

Get support

Celebrate success

Celebrate your hard work in transforming your school into one of the healthiest in the nation. Recognizing your accomplishments can help your school maintain momentum and support for school and student health.

Get recognized

Featured activities

Backyard Camping

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Host a Family Taste Test

Host a family taste test and discover new healthy foods.

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Looking to blow off some steam with the kids this summer? Make it STEAM instead with these easy, low prep activities.

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Game On supports the Whole Child

Game On aligns with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. The WSCC model emphasizes a school-wide approach and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as a part and reflection of the local community.

Learn more about the WSCC model