Healthy Schools Features
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.
School meals are free for all children through September 30, 2021. Visit your school district’s website for more information.
Kids learn better eating habits when schools provide healthy foods. Learn what you can do to promote nutritious foods at your school.
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!
CDC Healthy Schools program offers many resources for parents. Discover ways to help your kids get a healthy start to the school year.
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.
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.
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.