OUSD Healthy Kids Calendar

Monthly Wellness Themes

The OUSD Healthy Kids Calendar provides different health-related themes for each month of the school year. All themes are related to the different components of the OUSD Wellness Policy, with some spanning the entire month and others being celebrated on specific dates (such as Children’s Dental Health Month and Bike to School Day). The OUSD Healthy Kids Calendar is meant to serve as a toolkit for any parent, teacher, or other school staff member who wishes to promote wellness at their school.

Each theme or day has different activities at different levels of engagement, some meant to be conducted in a classroom while others can be used to engage the entire school. Most themes can be observed at all school levels while others target specific ages (such as primary or secondary school only). Feel free to come up with your own activities for the different themes or modify activities to best fit your class/grade. Check out the monthly activities here:

• September: Oakland Eats Garden Fresh
October: Bullying Awareness, Walk/Roll to School Day (October 7), Food Day
November: Substance Abuse Awareness, Great American Smoke Out
December: Healthy Alternatives for the Holidays
January: Sleep Awareness
February: Children’s Dental Health, Teen Dating Violence Awareness
March: School Gardens & Nutrition
April: Earth Day (April 22), Physical Fitness & Sports
May: Bike to School Day (May 12), Clean Air & Asthma Prevention