Boeing Center for Children's Wellness (Lean Team)
Wellness Checklist Contest
The Boeing Center for Children's Wellness School Wellness Checklist © Contest
The School Wellness Checklist© (SWC) was developed in 2010 by the Lean Team (now the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness). The SWC© aims to affect measurable health policy and environmental changes at the individual school level, with a focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity. Schools who implement the checklist create healthy school environments by earning points in seven wellness categories:
- Establishing a School Wellness Committee
- Physical Activity
- Stress Management
- Establishing a Wellness Culture
- Employee Connections
Checklist items are assigned point values based on perceived difficulty to implement and/or our interest in affecting those changes.
A district level School Wellness Checklist© Contest is set up and led by the District Coordinated School Health Advisory Councils (CSHAC), and schools compete with other public schools in their district. At the end of the school year, the points are verified, and each individual school who meets the minimum point requirements receives a monetary incentive that must be used to improve physical activity and nutrition at the school as part of the following year's school wellness initiative. The school that earns the top points in each district receives additional incentive money and as the grand prize winner. The top three schools are celebrated at the Wellness Achievement Celebration at the end of the school year.
2015-2016 Wellness Checklist Contest
The electronic submission process is located at BCCW.musc.edu and the CONTEST ENDS 4/19/15 at 5pm. Emails will be sent to school wellness contacts with the logins and passwords.
For all participating schools, please be reminded of the following key points:
- A 50 point minimum is required for schools who won a wellness award any of the previous years. Schools participating for the first time are only required to earn a minimum of 30 points. One point must come from each of the main 7 categories on the checklist.
- There is an opportunity to earn up to 5 bonus points for wellness items NOT captured on an existing checklist item.
- August/September: District presentations
- October: School Wellness Leader Trainings
- September - May: Ongoing training, monitoring, site visits and technical assistance
- April/May: Checklist is due
- May/June: Prize Patrol and Wellness Achievement Celebrations, schools receive Wellness Awards