HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living)
Healthy School Partnership Program

The Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Healthy School Partnership Program aims to prevent and treat childhood obesity and increase healthy behaviors through program integration between the school and Wellness Center. HEAL is a school-based initiative of Kaiser Permanente.

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Our vision is to support the link between student wellness and student achievement with these goals:

  1. Improve school-based healthcare services in obesity prevention and management
  2. Improve and increase access to physical activities
  3. Improve and increase access to healthy food and beverages options offered on campus
  4. Improve learning opportunities for healthy eating and active living

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Why Schools?

Schools are an ideal setting for promoting, engaging and modeling life-long healthy eating and physical activities that could lead to the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and their families. School settings offer:

  • a large number of children are present approximately 6 – 8 hours a day
  • a large number of children consume meals regularly
  • parents are encouraged to be involved
  • resources such as a school nurse and health and physical education programs are already in place
  • obesity and diabetes prevention programs can be delivered at little or no cost to families who might not otherwise receive treatment

HEAL Tools & Resources