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National Farm to School Month Fact Sheet

October is National Farm to School Month! This fact sheet offers an overview of National Farm to School Month and ideas for celebrating and taking action in your community.

Frequent Routes to Funding

This fact sheet describes key steps to ensure your program is well positioned for funding, provides ideas for where to look for funding, and highlights the breadth of funding sources that programs from around the country are currently accessing.

Engaging Students with Disabilities in Safe Routes to School

A new infobrief provides information for Safe Routes to School staff, volunteers, or program leaders on how to plan and develop a program that considers and meets the needs of students with disabilities.

This infobrief describes the benefits of Safe Routes to School for students with disabilities, strategies for including students with disabilities within the six E’s of Safe Routes to School, important components of inclusive Safe Routes to School programming, considerations for students with different kinds of disabilities, and ways to partner and build your resources.”

Fast Facts

The documents found at the links below provide facts from up-to-date studies and “fast facts” written in consumer friendly language. To reduce review time, materials developed using facts from these documents exactly as they are written will not need additional science review, which will reduce the overall product review time.

Drinking Water Safety in Schools

Drinking Water Safety in Schools graphically shows where lead can enter tap water in schools and provides an overview of steps to take to ensure tap water safety.

Healthy Hydration

Healthy Hydration teaches the benefits of drinking water in place of sugar-sweetened beverages

Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Strengthen Physical Education in Schools

Physical education is an academic subject and is part of a well-rounded education. While many states require K-12 students to participate in some level of physical education, many physical education practices can be improved to help students meet the national recommendation of engaging in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily. Physical education has a positive impact on students’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Students who take physical education build the ability, confidence, and desire to continue to be active in adulthood. “Strengthen Physical Education in Schools” provides partners in both the education and public health fields with national data that describes the state of physical education in schools in the United States, and identifies key policies and practices that school districts and schools can put in place to promote and strengthen physical education.

Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools

As part of the Springboard to Active Schools initiative, NNPHI collaborated with Health Resources in Action and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop “Keep Recess in Schools.” Intended for partners in both the education and public health fields, this brief shares national data describing trends in the state of recess in U.S. schools. The brief also identifies key policies and practices that school districts and schools can apply and implement to promote and implement recess. Read this brief to learn more about the definition of recess, get a snapshot of current recess practices in the United States, and explore national guidance and practical strategies to improve recess.

PE + Health = Student Success

This Shape America infographic can help communicate the impact of physical activity on academic performance, one of many free downloadable posters and infographics.

Fighting for Equitable Transportation Fact Sheet

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently published a fact sheet, Fighting for Equitable Transportation: Why it Matters, that explores why safe and convenient walking and biking matter for low-income communities and communities of color. This fact sheet is a companion resource to At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity: Joining Forces to Make Communities Healthier and Fairer.

Vending Labeling Fact Sheet

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and Voices for Healthy Kids developed a fact sheet on vending labeling. This document includes the requirements of the national vending labeling law and information about healthier vending, including evaluations of initiatives, consumer demand, and the business case for offering healthier products. Share this fact sheet with participating worksites and other stakeholders to support healthier vending.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities: School and Local Government Collaborations

The Local Government Commission and the Cities, Counties, and Schools Partnership produced this fact sheet in April 2007 showing how collaborative efforts between government officials and schools can join forces to reduce childhood obesity. It provides research resources and eight specific examples of policies (some of which are safe routes to schools initiatives), join use agreement, community garden programs, and fast food zoning policies.

Smart Snacks in Schools

As of 2014-15, all foods sold at school during the school day need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte, in the school store, and vending machines. This one-pager summarizes the Smart Snacks standards, which were put in place as part of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

Shared Use Agreements & Tribal Nations

This fact sheet provides an overview of shared use in light of legal concepts that are unique to Indian County, and which may be relevant when entering into a shared use agreement with a Tribal Nation.

Fair Play Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an introduction to shared use as a strategy for reducing inequities in recreational access, and provides considerations that may be of particular concern in low-income communities.

Tips for Teachers

This fact sheet provides specific tips for teachers to help promote physical activity and healthy eating in the classroom, through making water accessible, offering non-food rewards, not withholding activity as punishment, modeling healthy behaviors, and other strategies.

Strategies to Improve Quality Physical Education

This brief CDC report summarizes two key strategies for improving the quality of physical education: implementing a well-designed curriculum, and providing teachers with appropriate training and supervision. Activities within each of these strategies are suggested.

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools Fact Sheets

This website provides four CDC developed audience-specific fact sheets as a resource for school staff, parents, and young people to use to support and develop strong nutrition standards that can impact the health of students at school. These fact sheets are designed to answer commonly asked questions about the IOM’s Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools report and provide recommendations for implementing the standards. View the fact sheets near the end of the page under the “Smart Snacks” tab.

CDC’s Physical Activity Facts

This CDC website provides a brief overview of school-based physical activity facts including benefits of physical activity, long-term consequences of inactivity, and current participation in physical activity and physical education among youth. The website also links to other CDC resources related to youth physical activity.

CDC’s Nutrition and the Health of Young People

This CDC website provides a brief overview of school-based nutrition facts including benefits of healthy eating, consequences of a poor diet, current eating behaviors of young people, and the link between diet and academic performance. The website also links to other CDC resources related to school-based nutrition.