Resources and tools

Growth screening toolkit

The Growth Screening Communication Kit was designed to assist with implementation of Pennsylvania's Growth Screening Program in schools.

This annual program offers a means to plan and communicate a schools comprehensive approach to wellness that includes health screenings along with policies and programs that support healthy eating and physical activity.

Enclosed in this kit are customizable materials to assist school nurses in pre-screening communication, implementation and student/parent follow-up.

The Growth Screening Communication Kit was initially developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Dietetics Association, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses & Practitioner, Highmark Blue Shield, and Keystone Mercy Health Plan

“Enrolling as a Keystone Healthy Zone school has allowed our students to participate in lifetime activities through our physical education and after-school programs.”

Jill Hoffman
Health and Phys Ed Teacher
Blue Ridge Middle School
Susquehanna County