Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services, physical activity, and obesity
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program provides statewide leadership to decrease overweight and obesity, increase physical health and improve nutrition. Located in the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services, the program and its partners have developed and are implementing the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity State Plan to accomplish the overall goal of preventing obesity.
The Safe Routes Partnerhsip
The Safe Routes Partnership is a national nonprofit organization working to advance safe walking and rolling to and from schools and in everyday life, improving the health and well-being of people of all races, income levels, and abilities, and building healthy, thriving communities for everyone. They work to strengthen and expand the Safe Routes to School effort through funding, advocacy, policy chance, grass roots engagement and technical assistance.
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Coordinated School Health
Healthy kids make better students and better students make healthier communities. this belief is the cornerstone to coordinated school health and the reason why organizations and agencies representing public health, higher education, school districts, parents, and other groups have joined the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in supporting CSH initiatives. DPI incorporates a variety of strategies to address critical health behaviors and they include funding opportunities; technical assistance; free resources through printed publications, internet, and media resources; and professional development events
National Center for Safe Routes to School
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is part of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSCR), which in 2016 received funding from USDOT to lead the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, a National University Transportation Center. They work closely with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), which is also part of the HSRC and serves as the USDOT's clearinghouse for pedestrian and bicycle research and tools.
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Local Wellness Policy
With the passing of the Child nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, school districts participating in federally subsidized child nutrition programs are required to establish a local school wellness policy. in 2010, Congress passes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and added new provisions for local school wellness policies related to implementation, evaluation, and publicly reporting on progress of local school wellness policies. Part of Wisconsin's School Wellness Policy requires schools to set goals for physical activity for their students. Safe Routes to School Programs will help with these goals.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids works with more than 400 coalitions in 49 states and the District of Columbia across the country. The coalitions consist of incredibly dedicated and caring volunteers who operate programs such as a car seat checkup events, pedestrian safety workshops, bike rodeos, sports safety clinics, and expectance mother courses.
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Coordinated School Health Award
The Wisconsin School Health Award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote healthy eating, physical activity, parental and community involvement, and staff wellness. The goal of this award is to motivate and empower Wisconsin schools as they create and maintain healthy school environments.