Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Schools to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.
Puppetry Theater Production Leads to Desirable Attitudes and Better Decisions Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Elementary School Students
MicheLee Puppets' EXTREME Health Challenge is a live theatrical production that tours elementary schools across Florida to educate students on making positive choices about nutrition and physical activity.
Fun, Interactive Classes Emphasize Easy-to-Understand Messages, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Healthy Behaviors in Elementary School Children
Health system–sponsored classes for elementary school children and their parents use interactive games and easy-to-understand, positive messages to enhance knowledge about healthy behaviors related to diet and physical activity.
Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
School-Based Prenatal Care Coordination Program Enhances Access to Culturally Sensitive Care, Improves Birth Outcomes for Immigrant and Minority Teens
A high school–based clinic added an obstetrics care coordination program to provide pregnant Hmong and African-American students with comprehensive and culturally sensitive prenatal care, education, support, and referrals to community resources. The program has led to increased knowledge and confidence among teens and good birth outcomes.
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A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students
This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Educators
This guide provides educators and other school personnel with steps they can take to stop underage drinking.
Smoking Cessation Public Service Announcements With National Football League Hall of Famer Darrell Green
In these four 30-second public service announcements, Darrell Green (formerly of the Washington Redskins) talks with third-grade students about the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke and reasons to quit.
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School
This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.