ALR’s school infographic has been a fantastic resource and educational tool for my schools in Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD). We’ve proudly displayed a poster of it on parent resource boards, in the front of schools, and next to other-health related information. As part of UnitedHealthcare’s Activate for Kids: School Wellness Initiative, I am challenged daily with educating the public on the value of physical activity in the schools. Often times, we run into the issue where a student has lost recess time for misbehaving or a group of students have missed their only PE class of the week for an academic-related task. However, those missed minutes are probably some of the most important minutes in a child’s learning experience that day. Academics and fitness go hand in hand as do academics and health. With policies that help promote an active school day and encourage kids to move more, we will see greater success in students’ attitudes, behavior, attention, and, of course, academics. Thank you Active Living Research for creating such easy to understand yet research-filled posters. Please keep them coming!
Stephanie Kellam, MS, CPT
School Wellness Coordinator
Activate for Kids - UnitedHealthcare
About the Author:
Stephanie Kellam is a School Wellness Coordinator for UnitedHealthcare’s Activate for Kids program, which is focused on addressing the childhood obesity epidemic through a school-based approach. As the School Wellness Coordinator for the Fort Bend ISD in Sugar Land, Texas, Stephanie partners with community organizations to provide schools with available resources and programs.