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Physical Health

The health of our physical bodies is a fundamental component of our overall health and well-being. It is influenced by many factors — physical fitness and activity, eating and nutrition habits, sleep, hygiene, disease prevention, and the healthy functioning of our surrounding environment.

Schools are an important contributor to physical health, not only because they serve as the environment in which students, staff, and teachers spend a majority of their days, but they also provide the setting for health education, physical education, breakfast and lunch meals, all of which contribute to strong physical health and help individuals develop lifelong healthy habits.

Students eating healthy lunch at cafeteria table

Healthy Eating

Good nutrition at school and throughout the school day is critical to the overall health of students and school staff alike.

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Physical Activity

Finding creative ways to integrate physical activity into the school day is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of everyone in the school community.

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Vaping and Tobacco Prevention

School communities are uniquely positioned to support the prevention and cessation of tobacco use and vaping in youth. 

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