ERIC Number: ED471467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
School Health in America: An Assessment of State Policies To Protect and Improve the Health of Students. Sixth Edition.
American School Health Association, Kent, OH.
This report presents state-level data collected by mail from March-June 1994 via the School Health Program and Policies Study, which was designed to measure success in meeting school-specific items among the Healthy People 2000 national objectives as well as one of the National Education Goals. Five chapters on health education, health services, healthful school environment, physical education, and nutrition services each describe: the state organization, the coordination of the respective components at the state level with other agencies, programming, certification requirements for personnel at the district and school level, and response to four open ended questions (What would you like to do that you have been unable to do in your state? What has prevented you from doing these things? What has been the most helpful in improving your component of the coordinated school health program in your state? and What suggestions do you have for improving the state component?). Six articles explore state support for the five components of school health programs: "Introduction" (Diane D. Allensworth); "Health Education" (Mal Goldsmith and Sherri T. Reynolds); "School Health Services" (Elizabeth Gregory); "Healthful School Environment" (Marcia Rubin); "Physical Activity" (JoAnne Owens-Nauslar and Darrel Lang); and "School Food and Nutrition Services" (Kweethai Chin Neill). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Service, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, School Health Services
American School Health Association, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240. Web site: http://www.ashaweb.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.