February 28, 2017
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.
February 28, 2017
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.
February 17, 2017
Teacher spotlight: Hear from an Oakland high school teacher about her experiences and current issues facing schools, students, teachers and staff.
January 31, 2017
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.
January 20, 2017
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.
January 12, 2017
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.
January 4, 2017
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.
December 13, 2016
Active students are healthy students. That’s why Fire Up Your Feet is once again recognizing schools across the country for their efforts to improve the health and physical activity of students, families and school staff. More than 480 schools and communities participated in the program’s fall 2016 challenge. They walked and ran, biked and jogged, and played soccer and basketball. Along the way, they gained a sense of accomplishment and had fun.