Health Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS)
Organization Sponsor: Ever Active Schools
Healthy school assessment tools have the potential to identify programs and practices, assess needs and provide direction for schools to positively influence health behaviours related to physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being. EAS Members are required to complete the Health Assessment Tool for Schools (HATS) on an annual basis. This feature is available online April to June. All EAS Members and Associates will receive an invitation email with login and pasword information. Each Member school champion will also complete a short series of questions designed to help EAS meet the needs of member schools.
The HATS is a series of checklists that help school communities define practices and programs that positively influence health behaviours related to active living, healthy eating and mental well-being. The results from these checklists are intended to be used to guide the yearly Action Plans of member schools and to help them follow a health promoting school (HPS) approach. The HATS should be completed by all members of your Ever Active Committee. A facilitation guide will be available to assist the champion with implementation, or contact the EAS office to book one of our staff to come and help!