The GMS Guide is a step-by-step guide to help your school implement the Gold Medal Schools program. Download the GMS Guide.
5 Minute Energizers are short activities that teachers can use in the classroom to provide physical activity for students. These energizers will help your students get 90 minutes of physical activity each week to complete Bronze Criteria #1. Download 5 Minute Energizers.
Rewards Kids Will Crave is a book that provides teachers with ideas for alternatives to food rewards. This book supports Gold Criteria #2. Download Rewards Kids Will Crave.
The Listserv is an e-mail sent to schools from the State Health Department on the 1st of each month. Messages from this Listserv keep members updated on current Gold Medal Schools news. If you would like to receive the GMS listserv send a blank e-mail to email@example.com.
Money will be awarded upon successful completion of each award level.
- Bronze - $200
- Silver - $300
- Gold - $500
- Platinum - $300
- Platinum Focus - apply to receive $200
A Local Health Department Representative will be available for questions. Find contact information for your Local Health Department.
The State Health Department oversees the program statewide and provides resources and trainings to the schools.
The Physical Activity Conversion Chart can help you convert various physical activities into miles walked. Download the Physical Activity Conversion Chart.
Lesson Plans to help you teach nutrition and physical activity. Go to lesson plans.
You Did It! is full of ideas for parents and teachers to motivate kids without using food. It is divided into sections for the classroom and home, and for older and younger children, so that ideas can easily be identified for the appropriate setting. Download You Did It!