Whole Child Quarterly

Healthy Students are Better Learners

Introducing our 21-22 Officers

We are grateful and eager to continue our work under their leadership.
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  • Michigan Model for Health™ In the Spotlight
  • Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis
  • K-5 Consent Toolkit
  • K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment
  • Mi-LEAP: Trauma Responsive Resources
  • Virtual Health Series
  • Save the Date: Connecting with Kids through School Health
  • Call for Presenters, Vendors and Sponsors
  • A Message from SHAPE Michigan
  • Information on getting healthcare coverage

Michigan Model for Health™ in the Spotlight: Video and Other Media Updates are Coming!

In our continuous improvement efforts to maintain a relevant and engaging health education curriculum for pre-school to 12th grade students, a Materials Review Team has been established to help replace older videos with new media that can be easily streamed and accessed by classroom and health teachers with a few clicks of a mouse.

Here are a few recent recommendations that will soon be put into place:

  • Grade 1 - Nutrition and Physical Activity Unit, Lesson 3 – Replacement of the CD “Exercising Every Day” with a short video, Fit Kids Move 60 Minutes a Day
  • Grade 5 - Nutrition and Physical Activity Unit, Lesson 1-Replacement of Nutrients Posters used to gather information and input from students with Power point slides that can be projected on a white board for simpler and more effective facilitation and instruction.
  • Grade 6 - Nutrition and Physical Activity Unit, Lesson 2 – Replacement or Editing of the video My Plate and You: Learning About Nutrition.

Michigan Model for Health teachers will receive updates on new curriculum materials through their Regional School Health Coordinator. Updates will also be shared on the Michigan Model for Health website, www.michiganmodelforhealth.org on the News and Updates page.

Resources to Support Safety After a Crisis

Violence, such as a school shooting, can impact school communities even if they are not directly impacted by the event. CLICK HERE to visit our resources page for more information and materials.

NEW! K-5 Consent Toolkit from MOASH

MOASH, in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit! CLICK HERE to visit our website to see our recent blog post which includes the link to th toolkit.

K-12 MMH and SEL Alignment

Is SEL a priority in your district? Check out how MMH curriculum aligns with SEL here.

NEW! Mi-LEAP: Trauma Responsive Resources

Are you looking for ways to increase how trauma responsive your MMH lessons are? Take a look at the resources the Mi-LEAP project have found to help: https://mishca.org/2022/01/26/mi-leap-resources/

21-22 Virtual Health Series

Thank you to Laurie Bechhofer, MDE, for presenting on the School Health Profiles as part of the January Virtual Health Series. If you missed it the slides and recording are posted here: https://mishca.org/virtual-health-series/

Register for the February session on the Health School Assessment Tool (HSAT) here.

Connecting with Kids through School Health 2022

Monday, June 20th, 8am to Tuesday, June 21st, 4pm

3575 N U.S. 31 S

Traverse City, MI

Registration will open up in March 2022 so please keep an eye out for further details!

Call for Presenters, Vendors and Sponsors!

Currently, we are in the process of gathering presenters, sponsors, and vendors for our conference. Our conference theme encompasses leadership, partnership, strategies and programming that meet the needs of the Whole Child, ultimately ensuring academic success.

Visit our conference webpage for further information and to apply! Note that applications are due Friday February 4th.

Want to stay up to date on our latest partnership work?

Check out our Join & Collaborate page.


The Society of Health and Physical Education of Michigan (SHAPE-Michigan) partnering with MiSHCA seeks to support the efforts of physical educators across Michigan. Educating our students has evolved quickly from in-person to hybrid to virtual and all of the combinations in between.

Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age. Call the MIChild and Healthy Kids hotline at 1.888.988.6300 or michigan.gov/mibridges

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