About Missouri Healthy Schools
Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) provides students with lifelong advantages built upon early, positive health behaviors that improve conditions for academic achievement. In partnership with school leaders, MHS bolsters health promotion infrastructure, knowledge and behaviors by:
1. providing training to school professionals;
2. promoting nutrition policies;
3. encouraging physical activity; and
4. supporting chronic disease management.
MHS supports schools across the Missouri and partners closely with 7 districts on the development of wellness infrastructure and new programs: Bayless, Charleston, Jennings , Kennett, Ritenour, Senath and University City.
This website focuses on resources to support all Missouri teachers, school nurses and administrators through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Director, Missouri Healthy Schools
Office of College and Career Readiness
Phone (573) 751-7613
Laura Beckmann, Director, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Majorie Cole, RN, MSN, State School Nurse Consultant, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Anna Trainer, MPH, Project Coordinator
Eric Armbrecht, PhD, Research Advisor
Guy Danhoff, Outreach and Social Media Manager