Welcome to MCSHC
Action for Healthy Kids and Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition have teamed up to work together to fight childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping our schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. Take the pledge today and make plans to celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week in your school April 21-25, 2014. You will find details and resources on the Action for Healthy Kids webpage.
Missouri’s Action for Healthy Kids Team is a committee of the Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition and has been very busy this year with an exhibit at the Coordinated School Health Conference, exhibit and presentation for the Missouri Association of Elementary Principal’s annual meeting, and sponsoring presentations by Jill Camber Davidson from Action for Healthy Kids at the Missouri Association of School Nurses Spring Conference. For details on the MASN conference, click on our upcoming events tab.
The Healthy Kids presentation focused on universal breakfast and the Every Kid Healthy Campaign. The slide presentation may be viewed here. “The Learning Connection” a report published by Action for Healthy Kids is a useful tool to share with decision makers and stakeholders. “The Wellness Impact” report, executive summary, and illustration appear on the Midwest Dairy website and are additional effective tools and resources.
The Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition (MCSHC) is a collaborative of organizations and individuals whose primary responsibility is to assist schools in their student health and wellness initiatives. The coalition does this by promoting the use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) coordinated school health model. This model focuses on improving students’ health and their capacity to learn through families, schools, and communities working together. The model consists of eight interactive components that develop and emphasize health-related knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Schools work within the family and community structure to ensure optimal health and wellness for children.