Role Modeling

Consider being a healthy role model using this handout from USDA that outlines how to model healthy behaviors for your students.

Discuss your favorite foods with students and share fun facts about these foods using this fact sheet from Iowa State University.

Get your colleagues involved in role modeling healthy behaviors for students.  Get started by Eating Healthy as a Staff using these tips from Action for Healthy Kids.

Promote healthy eating and physical activity in the classroom and reward students in ways that support good health.

Keep a water bottle on your desk and allow students access to water throughout the day.  For more information on the importance of water access in schools, see the CDC Water Access page.

Make your own or print these Healthier Me Stickers for staff to wear in front of students