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School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Description:

Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents. Schools can create environments supportive of students’ efforts to eat healthy and be active by implementing policies and practices that support healthy eating and regular physical activity and by providing opportunities for students to learn about and practice these behaviors.

CDC synthesized research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in nine guidelines. These guidelines were informed by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,

Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control Prevention CDC

Submitted:

01/31/2012

Modified:

01/09/2013

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