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ERIC Number: ED524257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Executive Summary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of students. Schools can create an environment supportive of students' efforts to eat healthily 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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", the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans," and the "Healthy People 2020" objectives related to healthy eating and physical activity among children and adolescents, including associated school objectives. The guidelines serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students. Each of the nine guidelines is accompanied by a set of implementation strategies developed to help schools work toward achieving each guideline. Although the ultimate goal is to implement all nine guidelines included in this document, not every strategy will be appropriate for every school, and some schools, due to resource limitations, might need to implement the guidelines incrementally. [For the full report, "School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Recommendations and Reports. Volume 60, Number 5," see ED524258.]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)