Improving School Environments

Efforts to improve school environments to support healthy eating and active living


School-based programs to increase physical activity is one of 14 evidence-based, community-wide interventions identified to change the context and improve health and well-being in as few as five years.


-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Impact in 5 Years 


“Elementary or middle schools that added additional physical activity to the school day resulted in a benefit to cost ratio of $33:$1.” 

– Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Local Wellness Policies

Open Community Use

Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools 

School Health Partners 

Explore SpringBoard to Active Schools' COVID-19 resources for supporting physical activity at school and home.