This page contains information particularly relevant to those working in organizations that support school health efforts.
Schools and communities working together for healthy, successful students and staff
Public health professionals are experts in their field but are often not as familiar with the systems, structure, language, policies, and priorities that drive the education partner they are working with. Those who have worked in school health often speak of the sharp learning curve that exists for those working on health initiatives in the education environment.
Public health and education professionals can use this resource to share the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic achievement to engage stakeholders in working together to support healthy school environments. Public health and education professionals can use this resource to share the link between healthy eating, physical activity, and improved academic achievement to engage stakeholders in working together to support healthy school environments.
School Nutrition Environment. Childhood Nutrition Facts. Obesity Prevention. Youth Obesity Maps (2003-2015) Physical Activity. Youth Physical Activity Guidelines. Chronic Conditions. Asthma. Local School Wellness Policy. Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Virtual Healthy School, and more.
The School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Tool (SPAN-ET) was developed to assess school resources and readiness to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, suggest appropriate improvement strategies, and score impacts resulting from environmentally-based treatments
Place Matters Oregon is an effort of the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division that seeks to foster conversations about how place influences our individual and collective health
Key resources to work with schools. Key resources to work with schools.