School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: September 2011

These guidelines are intended to help schools develop, start, and evaluate healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. These 9 guidelines focus on:

  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • School environments
  • Quality school meal programs
  • Comprehensive physical activity programs
  • Health education
  • Health, mental health, and social services
  • Partnering with families and community members
  • School employee wellness programs
  • Certified and qualified staff
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2011. School health guidelines. Retrieved from