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School Health Index
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U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
Childhood Obesity Tools

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: a School Health Policy Guide
National Association of State Boards of Education

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

The Learning Connection: The Value of Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in Our Schools
Action for Healthy Kids

Health, Mental Health, and Safety Guidelines for Schools
American Academy of Pediatrics and National Association of School Nurses

Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Schools
American Heart Association

Nutrition

Making it Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Education

Changing the Scene: Improving the School Nutrition Environment Toolkit
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture

Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide
California School Boards Association and California Project LEAN

Diet and Oral Health
American Dental Association

School Meals

Healthy School Meals Resource System
U.S. Department of Agriculture

School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study–II
U.S. Department of Agriculture study of the foods served in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program

Local Support for Nutrition Integrity in Schools
American Dietetic Association

Nutrition Services: an Essential Component of Comprehensive Health Programs
American Dietetic Association

Healthier US School Challenge
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Breakfast for Learning
Food Research and Action Center

School Breakfast Scorecard
Food Research and Action Center

Mealtimes and Scheduling

Nutrition Standards for Foods and Beverages Sold Individually

Recommendations for Competitive Foods Standards
California Center for Public Health Advocacy

State policies for competitive foods in schools
U.S. Department of Agriculture

School Foods Tool Kit
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Foods Sold in Competition with USDA School Meal Program
(a report to Congress) U.S. Department of Agriculture

FAQ on School Pouring Rights Contracts
American Dental Association

Fruit and Vegetable Promotion in Schools

Fruits and Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More
U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Farm-to-School Program
Center for Food and Justice

Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program Resource Center
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association

Produce for Better Health Foundation
Downloadable fruit and vegetable curricula, research, activity sheets, and more

Snacks

Healthy School Snacks
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Rewards

Constructive Classroom Rewards
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Alternatives to Using Food as a Reward
Michigan State University Extension

Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion and Food Marketing: Health Education

National Health Education Standards
American Association for Health Education

Nutrition Education and Promotion

U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition
Lists nutrition education curricula and links

Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom

Setting Brain Breaks
Michigan Department of Education

Energizers
East Carolina University

Food Marketing to Children

Pestering Parents: How Food Companies Market Obesity to Children
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Review of Research on the Effects of Food Promotion to Children
United Kingdom Food Standards Agency

Marketing Food to Children
World Health Organization (WHO), (a report on ways that different countries regulate food marketing to children [including marketing in schools])

Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Commercial Activities in School
U.S. General Accounting Office

Eating Disorders

Staff Wellness

Physical Activity Opportunities and Physical Education

General Resources on Physical Activity

Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy People 2010: Physical Activity and Fitness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Physical Fitness and Activity in Schools
American
Academy of Pediatrics

Physical Education

Substitution for Instructional Physical Education Programs
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Blueprint for Change, Our Nation’s Broken Physical Education System: Why It Needs to be Fixed, and How We Can Do It Together
PE4life

Recess

Recess in Elementary Schools
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Recess Before Lunch Policy: Kids Play and then Eat
Montana Team Nutrition

Relationships of Meal and Recess Schedules to Plate Waste in Elementary Schools
National Food Service Management Institute

The American Association for the Child’s Right to Play

Physical Activity Opportunities Before and After School

Guidelines for After School Physical Activity and Intramural Sport Programs
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

The Case for High School Activities
National Federation of State High School Associations

Rights and Responsibilities of Interscholastic Athletes
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to Schools Tool Kit
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

KidsWalk to School Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Walkability Check List
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Monitoring and Policy Review

School Health Index
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Changing the Scene: Improving the School Nutrition Environment Toolkit
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Criteria for Evaluating School-Based Approaches to Increasing Good Nutrition and Physical Activity
Action for Healthy Kids

Recess for Elementary School Students
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (order on line)

Opportunity to Learn: Standards for Middle School Physical Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (order on line)

Opportunity to Learn: Standards for High School Physical Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (order on line)