Healthy Kansas Schools (HKS) promotes school health policies, procedures, and programs to improve health behaviors. HKS initiatives are based on research that demonstrates the positive effects of physical activity and healthier nutrition on students’ general health and their ability to focus and learn. Healthy Kansas Schools is multi-faceted; providing technical assistance, professional development, health policy and standards guidance, training opportunities, and on-going communication. The success of our efforts relies on a broad network of partners and resources to help create healthier schools and, in turn, healthier communities.
We will be offering two Active Schools: Let's Move Kansas! Team Workshops in December 2018 and January 2019:
December 5, 2018 in Chanute, KS
July 31 in Pratt at Pratt Community College
If you are interested, please complete the registration form and return it to Mark Thompson as identified at the bottom of the form.
ASLMK Team Workshop Registration Form
New YRBS Booklet!
We are pleased to share the latest YRBS booklet highlighting results and implications stemming from the 2017 Kansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The booklet was developed to give insight into health behaviors of Kansas high school students, address emerging trends, and help put these trends into perspective. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to receive a hard copy of the booklet.
2017 Kansas YRBS Booklet
New YRBS Posters
We also would like to share a series of posters that were developed from the 2017 Kansas Youth Risk Behavior Survey results. The posters highlight some of the findings relative to Dietary Behaviors, Physical Activity, Tobacco Use, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, and Injury and Violence. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to receive a hard copy of any or all of the posters.
Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Injury and Violence
Primary HKS Projects:
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mark Thompson at 785-296-6823 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Physical Education
Mark A. Thompson
Division of Learning Services
Career, Standards and Assessment
Career and Technical Education
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations regarding accessibility please contact the Office of General Counsel by email or at 785-296-3204.