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.
September 28, 2016
Seaton Elementary School is located in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, and the majority of its students qualify for free and reduced-price school meals. While some low-income schools are at increased risk for poor health outcomes, Seaton is proving that any school can become a healthy place with determination and the right support. Learn about the school's journey to become one of the healthiest schools in America.
June 2, 2016
The International Bullying Prevention Association seeks to advance best practices for preventing bullying. Here, two of their members, Sameer Hinduja, PhD, and Justin W. Patchin, PhD, offer their best tips for for parents.
May 25, 2016
Since 2013, the School-Based Health Alliance, a nonprofit network that serves as the national voice for school-based health care, has been working to expand the power of SBHCs to influence health beyond the walls of the school-based clinics and wellness centers, into the school and surrounding community through a program known as Hallways to Health.
April 14, 2016
Each summer, to help spread the “edible education” vision to schools far beyond the Berkeley, Calif. campus, ESYP holds their annual Edible Schoolyard Academy, inviting educators, gardening enthusiasts, food service coordinators, parents and community leaders to join them for a week of training on how to create sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities.
April 13, 2016
Though it has not necessarily been easy, thousands of school districts now offer nutrient-dense whole wheat grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins to children who participate in school meal programs. So what does it take to get kids to consume healthy meals, preferably with delectable delight?
April 11, 2016
Many people see school gardens as outdoor learning labs where students expand their knowledge of healthy foods, their nutrients and the science behind them. Now there’s evidence that school gardens can be sources of important physical activity, too.