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Training Tools for Healthy Schools e-Learning Series

School Health Guidelines
to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Guideline 9: Professional Development

Video Transcript [PDF - 79 KB]

Video Summary

  • Guideline 9: Employ qualified persons and provide professional development opportunities for physical education, health education, nutrition services, and health, mental health, and social services staff members, as well as staff members who supervise recess, cafeteria time, and out-of-school-time programs.
  • Professional development allows staff to improve current skills, knowledge, and competencies.
  • Physical education teachers, health education teachers, and nutrition services staff should be certified in their discipline.


What strategies support guideline 9?

Why should physical education teachers be certified?

Who should receive professional development?

How can professional development improve the school nutrition environment?


EDC: Improving Schools

Leaning Forward. The Professional Learning Association

Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals


SHG Executive Summary [PDF - 5.09MB]

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Tips for Teachers [PDF - 3.57MB]

Full Course Content [PDF - 364KB]

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