In the last year, though, new federal regulations went into effect that help schools encourage students to make healthy food and snack choices. The rule makes sure foods offered and marketed to students during the school day have consistent nutrition standards.
1 in 3 young people experience teen dating violence. Because there are real dangers that come with being in an abusive relationship, and teens often have little experience with healthy dating relationships, adults can be instrumental sources of education, guidance and support.
A key to improved health care for students is access. School-based health centers are where many schools' primary care and behavioral health staff collaboratively address the health needs of students. And they do it where children and adolescents spend most of their time — at school.
Getting important messages about drugs and alcohol to students is critical to their success in school and life. But how can you get young people to hear what you have to say? Here are some hard facts to help you dispel common myths and educate the next generation about the risks that come from drug or alcohol abuse.
Physical activity was once hardwired into most children’s daily lives. They walked to and from school, ran at recess, and played outside for hours before dinner. But today, most kids lead more sedentary lives, and fewer than half get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Use the resources and tools in this infographic to get kids moving — both during and after the school day.
On Monday, January 16, people across America will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by joining together in a day of service. Make the day meaningful for young volunteers by planning an activity that's appropriate to their skills and maturity level. They'll have fun along the way and gain an appreciation for the role they can play in making the world a better place.
Good health is an essential ingredient for student success. Healthy kids have better attendance rates and test scores and are more prepared to engage in learning. How can schools create an environment that fosters good health? The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Kaiser Permanente recently recognized schools from across the nation that are doing just that.