Snapshots of Success
Great efforts are underway to support nutrition and physical activity and to achieve the vision of the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative. All over Indiana, communities, worksites, schools, child-care centers, faith-based organizations, and many others are supporting the health of Indiana’s residents by creating healthy policies and environments. These are just a few of their stories.
School Wellness Policy Revision – West Central Schools: Stemming from their recent involvement in school health initiatives, West Central Schools updated and strengthened the language in their School Wellness Policy, specifically targeting physical activity, nutrition, and staf wellness, resulting in one of the strongest School Wellness Policies in Indiana.
Health Education and Wellness Survey – Monroe County Schools: Monroe County Community Schools developed a survey asking questions about nutrition and physical activity and found that there is overwhelming support for the schools to become more involved.
Student and Staff Pedometer Challenge – Greater Clark County Schools: The Greater Clark County Schools Wellness Committee organized a pedometer challenge for its students and staff to raise awareness of the importance of being physically active.
School Wellness Policy Revision – Bartholomew County Schools: Because of the recent movement for more physical activity and better nutrition in their schools, Bartholomew County Schools strengthened the language in their School Wellness Policy, which became one of the strongest in Indiana.
Community Garden – Marion County: Proper nutrition that includes eating fruits and vegetables can help prevent many cancers. The problem is that many Hoosiers don’t have ready access to the fruits and vegetables they need. Learn how the Little Red Door Cancer Agency in Marion County has committed to doing something about this.
Worksite Wellness Program – Marion County: Discover how FirstPerson in Marion County makes worksite wellness, healthy eating, and active living convenient, fun, and cost-effective.
Safe Routes to School – Monroe County: Learn how the Monroe County Safe Routes to School Task Force is making walking and bicycling to school the safe and cool thing to do.
Worksite Wellness Program – Dubois County: An effective worksite wellness program takes administrative support and employee involvement. JASPER Engines & Transmissions in Dubois County has both!
School Wellness Policy Implementation – Marion County: For Indianapolis Public Schools, the school wellness policy isn’t just a piece of paper that collects dust. Read how Indiana’s largest school corporation puts some muscle behind promoting nutrition and physical activity in their schools.
Healthy School Programs – Huntington County: Physical fitness and mental fitness go together. Learn how the KidFit program at Northwest Elementary School in Huntington County supports both!
Healthy Fundraising – Franklin County: Raising money and improving student health can happen at the same time. Learn how the Batesville Community School Corporation in Franklin County achieves both!
Point-of-Purchase Nutritional Information – Marion County: Would you order those French fries if you knew their nutritional content? Maybe you would, maybe you wouldn’t. Franciscan St. Francis Health has an easy and convenient way to help you make an informed choice.
Healthy Fundraising – Vanderburgh County: Food is a big part of any culture. Read how the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in Vanderburgh County successfully made major changes to the foods they sold as fundraisers to help create a healthy school culture.
Community and Corporate Partnerships – Franklin County: Obesity is a problem that no one organization or individual alone can solve. Read how the Batesville Community School Corporation and other businesses and organizations throughout Franklin County have come together to make the health of their children a community priority.
Schools as Places for Community – Vanderburgh County: Learn about some of the inspiring improvements that have resulted from partnerships between the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and the community in Vanderburgh County.