ERIC Number: ED460097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide. Elementary School.
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
This self-assessment and planning guide is intended to help schools identify the strengths and weaknesses of their health promotion policies and programs, develop an action plan for improving student health, and involve teachers, parents, students, and the community in improving school services. It focuses on physical activity and nutrition. After presenting a physical activity and nutrition fact sheet and instructions for the site coordinator, the guide offers eight modules that look at: school policies and environment; health education; physical education; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement. The modules include instructions for coordinators, scorecards, questionnaires, and planning questions. Resources for each module are attached. (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Counseling, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, School Health Services, School Policy, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teachers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.