Health Education

Just like reading, writing and math, health education is an essential part of a child’s education. After all, health education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop healthy habits, such as choosing healthy foods and beverages and practicing regular physical activity, which can benefit them for a lifetime. Lessons learned during health education can also motivate students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease and reduce risky behaviors.

The Healthy Schools Program is here to connect you with the expertise, resources and training you need to provide all students with health education that focuses on essential topics and sets students on a path toward lifelong health. Get started.

Health Education Assessment

Use our elementary and middle school assessments to evaluate the health education your school currently provides, and identify opportunities for improvement.

GO TO Program Assessment

Essential Topics on Physical Activity

Teach your students not only how to be physically active today, but also how to make physical activity a daily part of their lives for years to come.

GO TO Essential Topics on PA

Essential Topics on Healthy Eating

Nutrition education empowers students to identify and make healthy choices whether they are in the cafeteria line, at a restaurant or at the dinner table.

Talk with Our Expert

Lisa Perry is our National Physical Education/Physical Activity Senior Advisor and is here to answer your questions, give you suggestions and point you in the right direction.

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Visit our online community to ask questions about healthy eating and talk with experts.

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We offer virtual trainings, curricula and online communities to support school leaders.

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