About

Cultivating healthy achievement

Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) provides school leaders with resources, training and actionable insights to foster early, positive health behaviors that improve conditions for academic achievement.

How to utilize our program:

  • Access our resource library to stay in touch with breakthroughs and best practices to be implemented at your school
  • Contact our specialists who are happy to collaborate, provide guidance and assist in your healthy school initiatives
  • Follow, sign-up and attend conferences, webinars and trainings through our events

Our services

Leadership team

Everyone on our team is dedicated to fostering healthy schools by helping the people in them.

Anna Trainer

MPH, MA, Project Manager

Barbara Shaw

Nutrition Program Coordinator DESE Food and Nutrition Services

Benjamen Pringer

Public Health Program Specialist Department of Health and Senior Services

Chrissy Bashore

Coordinator of School Counseling and Student Wellness Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Eric Armbrecht

PhD, Research Advisor

Ginger Thompson

Nutrition Program Analyst Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Guy Danoff

Outreach & Digital Media Manager MOSHAPE President

Jimmy Hale

Director of Missouri Healthy Schools / Director of Health and Physical Education Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Laura Beckmann

MHS Consultant

Lisa Lauer

Senior Nutritionist Department of Health and Senior Services

Marjorie Cole

RN, MSN, State School Nurse Consultant Department of Health and Senior Services
We’ve seen rapid expansion of our after-school activities, [and an] increased [number of] students meeting their healthy fitness zones.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.