Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

School Wellness Toolkit

Humor MonthInterested in helping your school do more with wellness?

The content in this section is drawn from real-life experiences of other area elementary schools that had the opportunity to participate in wellness activities thanks to a Community Transformation Grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

It is intended to provide resources to students, teachers, parents, and others in the community who are interested in creating wellness programs at their school.  Use the quick links below to find a specific wellness resource within the toolkit or browse the entire toolkit to look at all of your wellness options.

School Health Recognition Programs

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program
  • Healthier US Schools Challenge

National School Wellness Events

Physical Activity and Nutrition

  • Walk Across the Country
  • Taste-Test Tuesday
  • Family Wellness Nights

Health in the Classroom

  • University of Maryland Extension Health and Nutrition Programs
  • Health and Reading
  • Community Change Projects

Additional Resources

Have a successful wellness initiative you’d like to share? Send your success stories, comments or questions to Mallory McCloskey ( at the Harford County Health Department so we can continue to grow this toolkit!