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Photo: teacher and kids in school cafeteriaNutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity

Schools can help children and adolescents adopt and maintain healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. CDC provides evidence-based guidance for schools on how to implement policies and practices that effectively promote healthy choices and behaviors among youth.

Photo: Two children running a raceGuidelines & Strategies

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity...

Photo: PECAT cover graphicData & Statistics

Data on dietary and physical activity behaviors and school health policies to address them...

Photo: Boy eating lunchPublications & Resources

Publications, fact sheets, tools, and helpful links...

Photo: Girl drinking from water fountainWater Access in Schools

Access to safe, free drinking water throughout the school day ...

Photo: Girl eating a sandwichNutrition Facts

Healthy eating during childhood is important for proper growth and development...

Photo: Child playing soccerPhysical Activity Facts

Physical activity builds strong bodies and lowers the risk for obesity and chronic disease...

Photo: fruits and vegetablesChildhood Obesity Facts

Obesity increases a child's risk for serious immediate- and long-term health problems...

Photo: Boy on a bikeLocal School Wellness Policy

Policies designed to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity...

Funded Programs
CDC funds national nongovernmental organizations and states, territories, and tribal governments to promote nutrition and physical activity among youth through schools and communities.

National Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)


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