School Partners

The obesity epidemic presents an unprecedented economic and health burden to the Kansas City area. Children’s obesity rates increase when they enter school. Obesity can impact school attendance, academic outcomes, psychosocial and emotional well-being. Incorporating physical activity and healthy eating at school has shown to improve students’ ability to concentrate and improve classroom behavior.

How can my school center participate in HLI?

  1. Sign Up as a partner
  2. Fill out your MAPPS for Change, action plan!
  3. HLI staff can support you in filling out your MAPPS for Change, connecting you with existing resources in your area or providing materials or technical assistance based on the ideas you develop in your action plan!

How have other schools incorporated HLI?

There are many ways you could incorporate the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative approaches into your school! Here are some examples from our partners:

Your customized MAPPS for Change plan will focus on activities, messages and or policies that best fits the needs of your school!

Links to other school resources

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