Healthy Schools Features

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

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Give Your Kids a Healthy Body and Mind This 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.

What Parents Need to Know About School Meals

School meals are free for all children through September 30, 2021. Visit your school district’s website for more information.

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 Time

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.