RESOURCES & LINKS

Additional resources and links for Nutrition, Physical Education and Physical Activity, and Management and Care of Chronic Conditions

Nutrition
Resources, Tools, and Organizational Links
National Nutrition Standards

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act

Institute of Medicine Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools

CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans
National Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent and School Health

CDC provides evidence-based guidance for schools on how to implement policies and practices that effectively promote healthy choices and behaviors among youth.

Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity

Nutrition Facts

Key Resources:

Competitive Foods in Schools
Fostering Professional Development Practices
Implementing Strong Nutrition Standards for Schools: Financial Implications
Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools
Making It Happen! School Nutrition Success Stories
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Under Pressure: Strategies for Sodium Reduction in the School Environment
More Publications & Resources

CDC Domain 2 resources for State Public Health Actions and High Obesity grantees (and other interested practitioners) to help advance strategies related to physical activity and nutrition issues

Community Health Online Resource Center
These resources describe why environmental changes are at the heart of making healthy living easier, and how to execute them. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The 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 by improving school’s physical education, health education, and nutrition.

Resources:

What’s happening in your state? Interactive Map
Wellness policies
Alliance Product Calculator

Bridging the Gap

Laws for School Snack Foods and Beverages from State to State

Sample Wellness Policies

These resources describe why environmental changes are at the heart of making healthy living easier, and how to execute them. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials.

Food Research and Action Center

Links to Federal Food/Nutrition Programs with implementation resources

Let’s Move!

Healthier US Schools Challenge This nationwide award program, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2004, recognizes schools that create healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Schools that are doing the very best work to keep kids healthy are recognized, and high-achieving schools even receive monetary incentives.

My Plate

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) Nevada: Improving School Nutrition, Strengthened by a State Wellness Policy

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources

Nutrition and Physical Activity Publications

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)

No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

No Kid Hungry School Calculator
This is an interactive calculator that provides decision-makers in schools and districts with a business model to understand the financial feasibility of feeding students by maximizing three federal nutrition programs: school breakfast, afterschool meals and summer meals.

School Nutrition Association

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement

Tools and information related to cafeteria behavioral economics

USDA Team Nutrition Implementation Tools and Resources

Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks

Local School Wellness Policy

School Nutrition Environment and Wellness Resources related to Local Wellness Policies

Voices for Healthy Kids Toolkit
Voices for Healthy KidsĀ®, is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association (AHA)
State Resources

California Department of Education Nutrition Education Resource Guide

Connecticut State Department of Education Action Guide for School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies

Illinois Public Health Institute case studies of schools implementing strong nutrition standards

Maine, Let’s Go!

Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Their goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change.

Massachusetts Children at Play Healthy Eating Guidelines

NACDD Community of Practice Resources

Nutrition and Physical Education and Physical Activity

Physical Education and Physical Activity
Resources, Tools, and Organizational Links
National Physical Education and Physical Activity Standards

SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education National Standards

CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

US Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
National Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent and School Health

CDC provides evidence-based guidance for schools on how to implement policies and practices that effectively promote healthy choices and behaviors among youth.

Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity

Key Resources:

The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Physical Education, and Academic Performance (Full report) and Executive Summary
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP)
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide For Schools
Fostering Professional Development Practices
Monitoring Student Fitness Levels
National Framework For Physical Activity And Physical Education
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) l
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Strategies to Improve the Quality of Physical Education
Youth Physical Activity: Creating a Toolbox for Action, Creating Opportunities and Sharing Solutions for Success
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit
More Publications & Resources

CDC Domain 2 resources for State Public Health Actions and High Obesity grantees (and other interested practitioners) to help advance strategies related to physical activity and nutrition issues

Community Health Online Resource Center
These resources describe why environmental changes are at the heart of making healthy living easier, and how to execute them. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

Active Academics

Active Academics provides practical physical activity ideas that can be integrated into regular classroom content areas.

Active Living Research: Active Education: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Academic Performance

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Healthy Schools Program is an evidence-based initiative to create and sustain healthy environments where students can learn better and flourish by improving school’s physical education, health education, and nutrition.

Resources:

What’s happening in your state? Interactive Map
Wellness policies

These resources describe why environmental changes are at the heart of making healthy living easier, and how to execute them. Tools include webinars, model policies, tool kits, databases, fact sheets, and other practical materials.

Institute of Medicine: Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! Active Schools
Let’s Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the new norm for schools.

Healthier US Schools Challenge
This nationwide award program, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2004, recognizes schools that create healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Schools that are doing the very best work to keep kids healthy are recognized, and high-achieving schools even receive monetary incentives.

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources
Nutrition and Physical Activity Publications
Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide

National Physical Activity Plan Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) Policy Continuum

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)

Shared Use Resources
NPLAN Joint Use Agreement Resources
Checklist for Developing a Joint Use Agreement

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) is a free program developed to ensure what happens before, during, and after the fitness assessment is beneficial for students and teachers and leads to youth who are active for life.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

SHAPE America

SHAPE America provides a comprehensive array of resources, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines, professional development and advocacy for its members as well as the general public.
Components of a Multi-Component Physical Education Policy
CSPAP: Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

The Essential Components of Physical Education
Guide for Physical Education Policy
Position Statements
Shape of the Nation

USDA Local School Wellness Policy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth

Voices for Healthy Kids Toolkit
Voices for Healthy KidsĀ®, is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association (AHA)

The Walking School Bus
State Resources

Connecticut State Department of Education Action Guide for School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies

Maine, Let’s Go!
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Their goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change.

NACDD Community of Practice Resources

Nutrition and Physical Education and Physical Activity

Management and Care of Chronic Conditions
Asthma

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) School Tools: Allergy & Asthma Resources for Professionals
American Lung Association Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit
Asthma ReadyĀ® Communities
CDC Creating an Asthma-Friendly School Toolkit
National Association of School Nurses Asthma Resources
NHLBI Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma
NHLBI Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools (2014 Edition)

State Resources

Maryland State School Health Services Guideline: Management of Students with Asthma

Missouri School Asthma Manual: Resources for Improving School Asthma Services

New Mexico Asthma Action Plan for Schools

Utah Department of Health/Utah State Office of Education: Asthma Action Plan, Medication Authorization & Self Administration Form
Diabetes

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in Children and Adolescents
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know
NACDD Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services: Resources for Diabetes and Hypertension
National Association of School Nurses Diabetes Resources including Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School (H.A.N.D.S.SM)
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel

State Resources

Colorado – The Colorado Kids with Diabetes website has toolkits for school nurses, families, and health providers.

Massachusetts Guide to Managing Diabetes in Schools

New York State Department of Health Children with Diabetes – A Resource Guide for Families and Schools

Utah:

State Form for Diabetes Medication Management Orders

State Form for Diabetes Emergency Action Plan

Virginia Specialized Care Procedures Manual: Endicronology (Diabetes)

Wisconsin Students with Diabetes: A Resource Guide for Wisconsin Schools and Families
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

CDC Resources:
Food Allergies in Schools
The Tool Kit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools was developed by CDC to help schools in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in School and Early Care and Education Programs

AllergyHome
Food allergy awareness, education and provides practical teaching tools to those who care for children with food allergies
Allergy Ready is a free online course is designed to help teachers, administrators and other school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
School Tools: Allergy & Asthma Resources for Professionals
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Clinical Report – Management of Food Allergy in the School Setting
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Resources for Schools
FARE has a variety of resources schools can use to help create a safer environment for students with food allergies and increase awareness among the student body.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan
Section 504 and Written Food Allergy Management Plans
School Boards : can adopt written policies that direct and support clear, consistent, and effective practices for managing the risk of food allergies and responding to food allergy emergencies.
School District Administrators : can provide direct assistance to schools to help them meet the needs of students with food allergies, especially when the school does not have key staff, such as a doctor or a full-time registered nurse.
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Online Food Allergy Tool Kit
National School Boards Association (NSBA) Policy Guide

State Resources

Arizona Resource Guide for Supporting Children with Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines for Managing Life-threatening Food Allergies in Illinois Schools

Maryland State School Health Services Guideline: Management of Students at Risk for Anaphylactic Reaction

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Guidelines for Allergy Prevention and Response

Virginia Department of Education Anaphylaxis/Epinephrine Policies & Guidelines
Additional Resources for Chronic Conditions

CDC School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Guideline 6 (pages 37-41)
CDC Epilepsy in Schools
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Change Talk
Change Talk is an interactive training simulation to help pediatricians and other health professionals learn motivational interviewing techniques to counsel families on childhood obesity.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Comparison of FERPA and HIPAA Privacy Rule for Accessing Student Health Data
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines for School Health
Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign Resource Center
Epilepsy Foundation offers a variety of educational training programs to help everyone from school nurses to child care personnel and first responders.
Managing Students with Seizures
Georgetown University MCH Navigator
The MCH Navigator is a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health of women, children, adolescents, and families.
Medical Home Portal provides information about children and youth with special health care needs and caring for them and knowledge of local and national services and resources
Medicaid.gov
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
State Health Department Leadership in Addressing Chronic Conditions in Schools: Case Studies From Massachusetts and Missouri
National Association of School Nurses (NASN):
Position Statements
Step Up and Be Counted: Standardized Data Set for School Health Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) And the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to Student Health Records

State Resources

NACDD Community of Practice Resources
Chronic Conditions

Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project (WISHeS)

Other Relevant School Health Resources and Links

CDC Professional Development Products
Fostering Professional Development Practices
Understanding Professional Development
Professional Development 101: Part 1 and Part 2 – The Basics – A Professional Development Series
Professional Development 101: Part 1 – The Basics
PowerPoint Slides
Course
Script
Professional Development 101: Part 2 – The Basics
PowerPoint Slides
Course
Script
Follow-up Support Tool Kit

Additional CDC Resources:
Health and Academic Achievement
Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity Data & Statistics
Parents for Healthy Schools
School Health

Tools, training, research and school health profiles.
School Health Index
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
School Health Profiles (Profiles)
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
Health, Mental Health, and Safety Guidelines for Schools
healthychildren.org
AAP Council on School Health Policy & Publications
Campaign for Educational Equity, Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap
Teachers College Columbia University
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD):
School Health Publications
Partnering for Success: How Health Departments Work and How to Work with Health Departments
Speaking Education’s Language: A Guide for Public Health Professionals Working in the Education Sector
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) How Schools Work and How to Work With Schools
“Do health and education agencies in the United States share responsibility for academic achievement and health? A review of 25 years of evidence about the relationship of adolescents’ academic achievement and health behaviors.ā€
Published in Journal of Adolescent Health
Success Stories: What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control catalogs chronic disease efforts of states, territories and tribes