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Creating an Asthma-Friendly School (13:44) 5/20/2008
This podcast features real-life success stories of students with asthma who, thanks to their schools' implementation of asthma-friendly policies and programs, now have their asthma under control.
Shun the Sodas (0:59) 6/23/2011
One in four high school students drinks some type of soda each day and nearly two in 10 consume other types of sugar-sweetened drinks one or more times a day. This podcast discusses how sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to excessive weight gain, and encourages drinking water.
Shun the Sodas (4:12) 6/23/2011
Ask any kid. There's nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold drink. But sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda or sports drinks, are high in calories and lack essential nutrients that the body needs. In this podcast, Caitlin Merlo discusses the importance of limiting the consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks by teenagers.
Eating Well At School (3:37) 10/8/2009 [Short Version 0:59]
School is more than a place to learn. It's also a setting where students consume many of their meals. Food served in school cafeterias is already regulated by federal law, but food purchased outside the cafeteria is not. In this podcast, Dr. Nancy Brener discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy diet at school.
Keep Your Kids Moving (0:59)
A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school students is getting enough exercise. This podcast discusses the importance of an active lifestyle and healthy diet for teens.
Keep Your Kids Moving (4:23)
If you think your child spends too much time playing video games or watching TV, you're probably right. A recent CDC study found that only about one in 10 high school-aged students is getting enough exercise. In this podcast, Dr. MinKyoung Song discusses the importance of teenagers getting enough exercise.
Active Children and Adolescents: The Physical Activity Guidelines in Action (7:46) 5/24/2010
This video provides "real life" examples of the HHS 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It provides an overview of the scientific guidelines; shows youth of various ages engaging in a range of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activities, muscle-strengthening activities, and bone-strengthening activities; and emphasizes the importance of school, community and family involvement in youth physical activity.
School Health Policies and Programs Study, 2006
Overview (5:59) 9/9/2008
This broadcast discusses a national survey of high school students and survey results showing that many teenagers engage in high-risk behaviors that can cause illness oreven death.
Healthy Eating (5:33) 9/9/2008
This podcast highlights key school health policy and practice results on healthy eating from the 2006 study.
Physical Education and Physical Activity (4:28) 9/9/2008
This podcast highlights key school health policy and practice results on physical education and physical activity from the 2006 study.
Tobacco (10:31) 9/9/2008
This podcast highlights key school health policy and practice results on tobacco from the 2006 study.
Electronic Aggression (12:32) 11/28/2007
Aggression is no longer limited to the school yard. New forms of electronic media, such as blogs, instant messaging, chat rooms, email, text messaging, and the internet are providing new arenas for youth violence to occur.
Youth Risk Behaviors
Developing Healthy Habits — Part 1 (4:46) 6/17/2010 [Short Version 0:59]
Many high school students have habits or behaviors that are linked to the leading causes of death among adults. This podcast emphasizes how developing good habits early in life can lead to a longer, healthier life.
Developing Healthy Habits — Part 2 (4:37) 6/17/2010 [Short Version 0:59]
A recent CDC study found that many high school students have habits or behaviors that are linked to the leading causes of death among adults. Dr. Danice Eaton a research scientist with CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion discusses the importance of developing healthy habits early in life.
Making Healthy Choices (4:46) 6/19/2008 [Short Version 0:59]
A national survey of high school students has determined that many teenagers engage in high-risk behaviors that can cause illness or even death. Dr. Howell Wechsler discusses these behaviors and results from this survey. [En Español]
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2005 (10:35) 10/27/2006
[Short Version 1:23]
Priority health-risk behaviors, which contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. This report summarizes results from the national survey, 40 state surveys, and 21 local surveys conducted among students in grades 9-12 during October 2004-January 2006. [En Español]