Success Stories

Michigan's Healthy School Success Story Website

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The School Success Stories website was developed to collect stories from Michigan schools. Schools that are improving policies, programs, and practices focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles are role models for other schools. Sharing their success is critical to improving the environment in all Michigan schools. Success stories of all kinds may encourage your constituents to support and/or continue to support your efforts in creating healthy school environments.

Visit the site to submit your school's success story, or read about what other Michigan schools are doing to create a healthier environment.

Published success stories are organized by topic are to enable your CSHT to search for success stories with proven ideas by areas of interest for your school. Examples of some of the categories include:

  • Recess before lunch
  • Healthy fundraising
  • Increasing Physical Education time
  • Not using food as a reward
  • Establishing/adopting model asthma policies
  • School climate improvements
  • Sun safety policies
  • Establishing a Coordinated School Health Team
  • 24-tobacco free policies
    And more.

Other Success Stories:

Successfully Integrating Nutrition Education into English Language Arts

Read about how six Michigan schools teamed up with MSU Extension and Michigan Team Nutrition to integrate nutrition education into reading, writing and other core subjects. Results from the first Healthy Reading grant project are available on a downloadable fact sheet.
Healthy Reading Mini-grants 04-06 Fact Sheet