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ERIC Number: ED524258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-16
Pages: 80
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 680
ISSN: ISSN-1057-5987
School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Recommendations and Reports. Volume 60, Number 5
Rutledge, Teresa F., Ed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
During the last 3 decades, the prevalence of obesity has tripled among persons aged 6-19 years. Multiple chronic disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and high blood glucose levels are related to obesity. Schools have a responsibility to help prevent obesity and promote physical activity and healthy eating through policies, practices, and supportive environments. This report describes school health guidelines for promoting healthy eating and physical activity, including coordination of school policies and practices; supportive environments; school nutrition services; physical education and physical activity programs; health education; health, mental health, and social services; family and community involvement; school employee wellness; and professional development for school staff members. These guidelines, developed in collaboration with specialists from universities and from national, federal, state, local, and voluntary agencies and organizations, are based on an in-depth review of research, theory, and best practices in healthy eating and physical activity promotion in school health, public health, and education. Because every guideline might not be appropriate or feasible for every school to implement, individual schools should determine which guidelines have the highest priority based on the needs of the school and available resources. Appended are: (1) Summary of "School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity"; and (2) "Healthy People 2020" Objectives for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents. (Contains 9 boxes.) [For "School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: Executive Summary," see ED524257.]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site:
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)