Healthy Schools

Research shows a clear link between academic success and good health. That is why Healthy Howard is committed to improving the health and well-being of Howard County students and their families through our Healthy Schools program.

Our Healthy Schools programs serves K-12 public and private schools in Howard County, reaching over 44,000 students and their families each year. The program works with school wellness teams to create and implement a broad range of nutritional and physical activities that schools can use to create healthy environments and engage students with varying learning styles, physical abilities and personalities.

Each school is awarded Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum medal status based on their programming to promote health and wellness, with a specific focus on nutrition and physical activity.

View a full list of 2014-15 Healthy Schools.


Health Howard is please to have offered this important program for eight years and to have impacted the lives of over 50,000 students across the county.  The program goals for wellness were adopted by the Howard County Public School System in 2014 and so Healthy Howard celebrates the success of the program and efforts to teach health and wellness are being directed in new areas of the county.

For more information on this program, please contact the Healthy Schools coordinator, Kelley Bickersteth, at [email protected] or 410-313-6264.

Support Health in Your School

View these resources to promote health in your local school: