Please note: The web sites below come from Statewide School Health Services Center. The center makes no claim as to the accuracy of any information presented on other internet sites and is not responsible for their content.
Good nutrition is an essential aspect of healthy living. Promoting good nutrition in the school setting impacts student achievement and allows for the development towards healthy adults. The following resources are provided for school nurses, students, parents and the school community to access and assist in promoting good nutrition and healthy living.
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:Healthy Youth https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/nutrition/schoolnutrition.htm
- Nutrition-Food Pyramid Book and Game:An Educator'sReference Desk Lesson Plan https://eduref.org/lessons/health#nutrition
- USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/childrens-nutrition-research-center/
- American Dietetic Association https://www.eatright.org/
- Nutrition and Children https://www.ahajournals.org/action/doSearch?ConceptID=514263
- NY State Education Department- Child Nutrition Knowledge Center http://www.cn.nysed.gov/
A healthy school environment promotes and enhances a safe and positive learning atmosphere for students and staff. The following are available resources that will assist in achieving that environment. National Association of State Boards of Education: Healthy Schools
- Healthy Schools Network http://www.healthyschools.org/
- US Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/mold
- New York Healthy Schools Network https://cehn.org/
- New York State Board of Regent's Bill of Rights: Environmental Quality in Our School www.members.aol.com/BoycottSBU2000/NYSchoolBillofRights.html
- New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds https://nyssfa.com/
- Health and Safety Committees www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/151
- Wellness Policy -http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellness_policyrequirements.html
Physical Activity -Healthy Kids
Physical activity is necessary in the school setting. Promoting physical activity enhances a healthy lifestyle.Studies have evidenced that physical activity increases the students ability to achieve academic success.
- Fact Sheet-Physical Activity and Health https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/importance-of-physical-activity/index.html
- Physical Activity and Health Executive Summary www.cdc.gov/health/physact.htm
- Statewide Center for Healthy Schools https://www.nyshealthyschools.org/
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance https://www.shapeamerica.org/
- American Academy of Pediatrics:Physical Fitness and Activity in Schools https://www.healthychildren.org/english/healthy-living/fitness/pages/default.aspx
- Kids Source:Promoting Physical Activity and Excercise among Children http://www4.kidsource.com/promoting-physical-activity-and-exercise-among-children
Obesity is an increasing problem among school age children. This problem affects children current and future health status. Research hasshown obesity in children impacts their school performance and socialization development. The following are resources available to assist in weight control measures in the school setting.
- American Heart Association: Overweight in Children www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4670
- NIDDK: Health Information: WeightLoss and Control https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management
- Circulation: Understanding Obesity in Youth https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/01.cir.94.12.3383
- President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/index.html
- National Eating Disorders Association https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
- Weight-control Information Network https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/information-clearinghouses
Over the past several years oral health in children has improved significantly. Schools and parents are instrumental in promoting good oral health practices. The resources provided can assist in this process.
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Oral Health Resources https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/oral-health.htm
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research-Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/health-info/tooth-decay/more-info
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry http://www.aapd.org/
- KidsHealth for Parents https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/
- Academy of General Denistry http://www.agd.org/