ERIC Number: ED465734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Fit, Healthy, and Ready To Learn: A School Health Policy Guide. Part I: Physical Activity, Health Eating, and Tobacco-Use Prevention.
Bogden, James F.
This policy guide reflects the concerns and priorities of education policymakers and administrators, addressing broad policy issues and focusing on physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco use prevention. Section 1, "Overview," reviews the issue and presents sample policies. Section 2, "The Art of Policymaking," discusses what policy is, the policy development process, who's who in education policymaking, and enlisting public support. Section 3, "General School Health Policies," discusses a vision for school health, the coordinated school health program, administration and evaluation, health education, and a well-prepared staff. Section 4, "Policies To Encourage Physical Activity," includes purpose and goals, physical education, extracurricular physical activity programs, other opportunities for physical activity, and safety guidelines. Section 5, "Policies To Encourage Healthy Eating," offers purpose and goals, nutrition education, the Food Service Program, other food choices at school, and services for nutrition related health problems. Section 6, "Policies To Discourage Tobacco Use," includes purpose and goals, tobacco-free environments, tobacco-use prevention education, and assistance to overcome tobacco addiction. (Sections contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, School Health Services, School Policy, Smoking
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.