Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. More than 31,000 schools nationwide are using our Healthy Schools Program to make this the norm.

We’ve taken the latest research on childhood health and combined it with the most effective school policies to maximize impact. We divided our approach into wellness modules to create a workable framework that sets specific actions to help make your unique school healthier.

Choose one of our wellness areas to get started.

Wellness Policies

School policies determine school environments. Effective policies like those making drinking water available free of charge at all times during the school day lay the foundation for healthy school environments.

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Nutrition Beyond the Café

The USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards published last year are science-based standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day. Use our tools to make sure these standards apply to all snacks and beverages around your campus.

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Nutrition Services

Find our latest healthy recipes and menus to meet updated federal requirements for school breakfast and lunch. And get the resources and guidance you need to purchase, produce and promote the healthy options at your school.

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Health Education

Health education programs use skill-based instruction to teach kids about important health behaviors like good nutrition and physical activity. Health education programs give students the knowledge and skills to become successful learners and healthy adults.

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Physical Education

Physical education teaches motor skills, exercise and the benefits of physical activity. Quality physical education programs give students skills to remain active on a lifelong basis.

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Physical Activity

Support daily activity for your students by creating a school environment that encourages movement throughout the school day. Create activities that complement your facilities, learn ways to enhance recess, and find the right equipment to make the most of the space you have.

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Health Promotion for Staff

Employee wellness turns school staff into role models for our kids. Healthy employees are more productive, have more energy and better manage stress. By providing tools for school staff to be healthy, we are protecting the health of our students.

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Family Engagement & Community Involvement

When families, school staff and communities work together, students reap the rewards. Ensure your school is a place to learn, grow and thrive.

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School Health Experts

Our national advisors are experts in the field of school health and are available to help you get started and learn how to best approach unique challenges on the way to school health.

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Healthy Schools Program

Our Healthy Schools Program is an evidence-based initiative that will help you to create and sustain healthy environments where your students can learn better and flourish.

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Resource Database

Our resource database include videos, printables, websites, and curricula to provide the tools you need to make healthy changes at your school and out-of-school time setting.

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