Healthy School Environment

Healthy eating and regular physical activity play a role in preventing chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Many factors influence the food and activity choices of young people. 

Schools play an important role that can affect a child's healthy start. Young people spend more than half their day at school. If they learn to make healthy choices at school, they can carry those habits into adulthood.  

The Coordinated School Health Programs (CSH) play a key role in this effort. 

View the information and resources listed below for local wellness policy, nutritional environment, physical activity environment, and whole health environment. Contact the local school administrator, school board, and/or school health advisory council for more information on a local school or district’s environment or programs. 

Local Wellness Policy





Nutrition Environment

For Educators

School Meals



Additional Resources

Physical Activity Environment



For Educators

Physical Activity and Education

Out of School Activity

Whole Health Environment

Strategic Planning

Family Engagement

Additional Resources

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