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You can encourage healthy choices, for school employees as well as students, by implementing strategies in your school community that make healthier food options the norm.

For example, explore ways to offer healthier food options such as fruits, vegetables, and non-sugar sweetened beverages at your school’s snack bar, in vending machines and staff break rooms, and at school events and celebrations.

Benefits of
Healthy Eating

A healthy diet and good nutrition are fundamental to healthy living. Research shows that a healthy diet and good nutrition can offer these benefits.

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Greater energy throughout the day
  • Increased focus and attention
  • Ability to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Healthier immune system to protect you from illness

Healthy Eating

Healthy Schools Program

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program helps schools create healthier environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Enrollment is free and gives members access to resources, trainings, and technical assistance.

Join the Healthy Schools Program

School Wellness Champion Start-Up Kit

Start something healthy for staff and teachers in your school with this easy toolkit of easy-to-implement ideas.

See the Champion Start-Up Kit

School Employee Wellness Webinars

Learn how to take school employee wellness to the next level with our School Employee Wellness Webinar Series. Learn best practices and hear new ideas from national experts and local school district champions.

See the Wellness Webinar Series >

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