Federal Resources for Creating Healthy Schools
- ChooseMyPlate.gov helps children and adults think about what and how much food they eat and encourages eating from all food groups. See Health and Nutrition for Educators.
- Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities by the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children presents actions to reduce asthma, especially among minority and low income children.
- EPA’s Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) Database offers access to scientific references and data from the peer-reviewed literature used by EPA for risk assessments and regulations.
- EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools explains how indoor air quality affects the health, productivity, performance and comfort of students, teachers and staff.
- EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) brings together basic, clinical and environmental researchers to understand how environmental factors affect children's health and to translate research into intervention and prevention methods.
- FoodSafety.gov offers information on keeping food safe. See also:
- National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) helps EPA identify and understand the processes that affect our health and environment and evaluate the risks that pollution poses to humans and ecosystems.
- Strategy Guide for Engaging Parents in School Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies strategies and actions schools can take to increase parent engagement, a facilitator’s guide for school staff development, and fact sheets for school administrators, school staff and parents.
- Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains why CSH is important and offers a model framework and tools to help schools, districts, and states improve their school health programs.