Resource Center

We provide guides for advocating for effective policy changes as well as practical tools for incorporating health and wellness into schools. Browse through our resources or select an audience to see curated resources.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation COVID-19 Resource Hub

Healthier Generation provides free, evidence-based resources to support the physical, social, and emotional health of children and their caregivers. Here you will find a selection of these resources designed to support parents and educators in reducing stress, eating healthy, moving regularly, getting quality sleep, and more.

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COVID-19 Child Nutrition Guidance and Meal Sites by State

This map includes links to each state agency’s website that includes guidance on how to serve meals during school closures. In addition, you will find a link to a list or map of meal sites available in the state (if available). Click on each state for a menu with links to the resources.

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Food Waste Reduction Toolkit for Illinois Schools

The Food Waste Reduction Toolkit for Illinois Schools, a project of the Wasted Food Action Alliance, is a comprehensive resource that provides all schools the tools to tackle the issue of wasted food. It identifies the main sources of wasted food in schools and, using the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy as a framework. Healthy Schools Campaign served as an advisor on the toolkit, and Space to Grow is included as a case study.

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Serving Students During the Coronavirus: Best Practices

This guide from the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Columbia University addresses best practices for school meal programs.

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Big Green Homegrown

Big Green’s new online hub and weekly email series full of fun and educational activities for kids and families.

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Chicago Educator Webinar: Healthy CPS Survey Preparation School Year 2019-2020

This recorded webinar will help schools fill out the Healthy CPS Survey.UPDATE: The survey deadline is extended to Friday, May 1!

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Fit to Learn Trayectoria de Actividad Física en Casa

Creamos este póster para ayudar a los estudiantes a seguir la trayectoria de actividad física, recreo y descanso mental en casa.

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National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

This resources available in English and Spanish helps parents talk to their children about COVID-19 and manage their feelings.

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Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map

Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map: This map provides the locations and hours of sites where parents and children can pick up meals. Each child gets a bag with breakfast and lunch for three days. Children do not need to be CPS students.

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Playworks Play at Home

This free resource provides a library of videos, games and activities families can play at home. Each of the activities meets CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. Playworks is also hosting a morning warm-up (11 a.m.), a midday game (1 p.m.), and an afternoon cooldown (3 p.m.) Monday-Friday live on its Facebook page.

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Chicago Run Family Fit Kit

Chicago Run is posting a live video each day, featuring the Chicago Run coaches; running family fitness challenges; and sharing ways families can celebrate together after physical activity.

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Common Threads Common Bytes digital learning platform

Common Threads is providing its digital learning platform for free. This platform provides students, parents and educators ways to learn about food and learn how to cook food.

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