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Health Education Council’s Healthy Schools Team has compiled and created resources to help students, parents, and families continue practicing healthy eating and active living habits during the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders. See below to access our family newsletters, video resources, and more!

Every Kid Healthy Week is BACK!

Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance to celebrate school wellness. This week provides an opportunity to get involved in a celebration to support sound nutrition, regular physical activity, social-emotional health, and health-promoting programs in schools.

Health Education Council is adapting Every Kid Healthy Week (May 9-13) to be a virtual week with simple activities and lessons following each day’s theme which kids can do in the classroom and at home. Health Education Council has prepared a teacher packet with short lessons, videos, handouts for students, and more!  

School Wellness Guide

This Wellness Guide provides K-12th grade teachers and staff with information, tips, lessons, activities, and resources to incorporate health practices and education into the classroom. This wellness guide covers student nutrition, physical activity, and mental health and aims to assist teachers in supporting and improving students' overall well-being. Utilizing the information and resources provided in the guide will help bring student wellness to the forefront of the classroom after an especially challenging school year and during the transition back to in-person learning because of the COVID-19.

Family Newsletters

HEC has created these newsletters to provide families with tips to stay healthy while staying at home. Click the link to find information and resources regarding mental and physical health.

Newsletters will be updated regularly on our website!

Harvest of the Month Recipe Videos

Click the links below to watch our Harvest of the Month Recipe videos and learn how to make simple and healthy recipes at home!

Healthy School Policies

HEC's Healthy Schools Team works closely with Sacramento City Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District, and Robla School District to strengthen their wellness policies, ensuring health and wellness is a priority at all school sites throughout the districts.

HEC provides trainings and technical assistance for schools to assist with implementing their district’s wellness policy and adopting additional policies and practices that support healthy eating and active living.

Our team specializes in

  • Smarter Lunchrooms,
  • Breakfast After the Bell,
  • Active Recess,
  • Rethink Your Drink and strategies for incorporating physical activity throughout the school day.

HEC also works with high school youth to select and implement research projects that will create healthy change in their school and/or community.