Since students spend a significant amount of their waking hours in school, educators have a unique opportunity to strengthen the connections among healthy classrooms, healthy schools, and healthy communities by establishing healthy classroom rewards, celebrations, and non-food fundraisers. This module offers educators suggestions on how to establish healthier school communities using the California Health Education Content Standards and Common Core State Standards. Resources that promote language arts literacy and health literacy are provided as a means of helping students to choose healthy behaviors for a lifetime using 21st Century learning strategies.
Learn about additional ways that child nutrition programs can apply racial equity principles in order to better address food insecurity that disproportionally impact health and well-being of many communities of color
Harvest of the Month was a fruit and vegetable campaign that provided opportunities for students to try new produce. The reference describes how to obtain additional funds to support the program via local farmers.
Learn how to help elementary school and after school programs get families involved in fitness through a Family Fitness Night. The family-based fitness activities are designed to be used as stations, and tips are included for choosing stations based on the needs of participants and layout of the space.
The official home of the Common Core State Standards, hosted and maintained by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).