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Get your students started with Mission: Health in 2020

January 8, 2020

It’s a new year (and decade!) and a perfect time to find new ways to affect positive change in your classroom. Today, with more than one in five children at risk for obesity, connecting with kids at every age and teaching them about health and wellness is more important than ever. Children’s Wisconsin's Mission: Health e-learning programming is a fun and engaging way to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. Check out this video highlighting the valuable tools Mission: Health offers to help kids lead happier, healthier lives.

Here are five key things to know about Mission: Health:

  1. Mission: Health is available for grades K-8 and is individualized by grade to meet students at their developmental level. Programming for older grades includes elements of mental health and developing skills in health literacy.
  2. Mission: Health is easy to implement in the classroom with online and offline activities, and thanks to hospital funding and donations, the programming is FREE for all Wisconsin schools.
  3. Student outcomes and educator satisfaction rank high for the Mission: Health program. Schools utilizing the program are seeing measurable, positive changes in their students’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior surrounding these health topics.
  4. Mission: Health aligns with Wisconsin and National Health Education Standards and focuses on teaching students how food and physical activity impact the body; the importance of goal setting in living a healthy lifestyle; ways to develop and maintain a positive self-image and much more.
  5. Nearly 8,000 students in 105 Wisconsin schools are already using Mission: Health programming to learn healthy habits.

Establishing healthy habits in childhood can be a key factor contributing to a person’s overall health, happiness and well-being throughout their lifetime. Implementing Mission: Health programming in your classroom is one way you can help students learn these valuable life skills. Want to learn more? Visit the Nutrition & Physical Activity page. Then, enroll your classroom in Mission: Health.

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