Healthy Schools Action Toolkit from NYC DOHMH

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Center for Health Equity, 2016

Toolkit/Guide

The newly released Healthy Schools Action Toolkit provides resources for elementary school administration, staff, families, and wellness councils. The Center for Health Equity has designed a toolkit to help schools create School Wellness Councils and School Wellness Policies to improve the health of the school community. As part of the toolkit, there are resources for principals, teachers, parents and students that will help: Promote Active Living: Ensure students get 60 minutes of daily physical activity through physical education, active recess, classroom physical activity breaks, active transportation to and from school and before- and after-school physical activity programs; and Promote Healthy Eating: Start by removing chocolate milk from your school menu to reduce the amount of sugar children consume daily. Serve plain (unflavored) 1% or skim milk instead.

CHSC Priority Area(s):

Comprehensive Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) School Nutrition/Competitive Foods School Wellness Policy

Setting:

School

Area(s) of Expertise:

Physical activity during school Physical Education Recess Safe Routes to School School Nutrition School Wellness Policy Wellness Committees

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/neighborhood-health/healthy-schools-toolkit.page

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