Join Our 2015-2016 Fit to Learn Cohort

July 20, 2015

Healthy students are better learners.

But, if you’re a teacher in charge of young minds and are responsible for teaching them everything from social studies to arithmetic, how do you find the time — let alone the lesson plans — to teach them about health and wellness?

That’s where we come in.

Fit to Learn, Healthy Schools Campaign’s free professional development program, focuses
on practical approaches to making health and wellness a regular part of the classroom experience. The training spotlights ways to fit healthy habits into daily learning, integrating nutrition education and fitness into classroom lessons that meet standards in math, reading, science, social studies, art and music.

We’re recruiting now for our Summer 2015 Session on August 5 or 6, which is the kickoff for an entire year’s worth of helpful programming and support. This year, we’re hosting exciting sessions that feature hands-on activities. Teachers will learn how to incorporate yoga into the classroom from experts at Mindful Practices in a session that has earned rave reviews from past participants. Teachers will also learn how to encourage children to try — and enjoy — unfamiliar foods, including a fruit and veggie tasting.

The goal of Fit to Learn is to make healthy habits a routine part of how kids learn. We offer resources to help your school meet its physical activity goals, help students learn about good nutrition through fun and creative activities, increase staff knowledge on personal health and wellness, and more!

Teachers who participate in Fit to Learn will be engaged throughout the entire school year. Each
month, from September to April, we offer after school booster sessions to share best practices and to help teachers implement Fit to Learn lessons into their classrooms. Booster sessions range from incorporating physical activity into everyday lessons and to learning how to start or enhance a school garden.

As part of Fit to Learn, teachers receive support from Healthy Schools Campaign, access to free or low-cost program providers, tools to improve school wellness, workshops for parents and more!

Register online today!