Healthy Schools Features

CDC Healthy Schools creates features to bring attention to important school health topics.

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Create an Inclusive Fitness and Sports Culture

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents both physically and mentally. Schools can provide opportunities for physical education, physical fitness, and sports that are inclusive and accessible. Learn how offering inclusive physical education and physical activity helps all children.

School Nurses Help Keep Students Healthy

School nurses are often the only health care provider in a school. Learn how school nurses care for students in their evolving role.

Encourage healthy eating in school and at home

Many students have access to nutritious food through school meals programs. Encourage your child to try these healthy meals and eat healthy at home.

Dental Sealants Can Improve Students’ Oral Health

Untreated cavities can affect a child’s quality of life, performance at school, and success later in life. School Administrators, learn how a school dental sealant program can help your students keep a healthy smile.

Help Kids Learn New Skills to Be Healthy During the Summer

Parents play an important role in helping their children prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for the next school year with healthy and fun summer activities.

Access to Water in Schools

1 in 5 children and adolescents do not drink any plain water during the day, and about half of school-aged children are underhydrated. Learn how to increase water access in schools.

Eating Healthier at School Improves Learning

Kids learn better eating habits when schools provide healthy foods. Learn what you can do to promote nutritious foods at your school.

Engaging Parents to Promote Healthy Schools

Parents have a powerful role in supporting children’s health and learning. Use CDC’s resources to help parents get involved in creating a healthier school!

Back to School

CDC Healthy Schools program offers many resources for parents. Discover ways to help your kids get a healthy start to the school year.

Sleep in Middle and High School Students

Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health and behavior problems. Learn how much sleep students need and how many are not getting it.

Virtual Healthy School

The Virtual Healthy School is an interactive learning tool from CDC Healthy Schools. Explore the classrooms and other areas to learn how to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to create a healthier school.

BAM! Dining Decisions Mobile Game

Dining Decisions is an interactive, educational app available on iTunes and Google Play. Dining Decisions is a fun way for kids to learn how to make healthy food choices whether at home, school, or on the go.