Health and Wellness
|"Healthy students are better learners. Not only must schools contribute to student health through policy and daily practice, but health promoting schools are safer, calmer and host students demonstrating higher academic engagement and success than schools that are not health promoting."
As an advocate of coordinated school health programming the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association, provides resources to schools and communities in their efforts to develop healthy, productive, and ethical citizens.
Campaign for School Wellness
The new report, A Mission Becomes a Mandate: Campaign for School Wellness, kicks off the Action for Healthy Kids Campaign for School Wellness. Campaign for School Wellness assists schools, parents, and communities in effectively implementing, tracking, and strengthening their wellness policies and practices.
Preteen Vaccination Campaign
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a campaign to encourage a routine health checkup for 11-and 12-year-olds and to make sure these young people are vaccinated against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases such as meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and cervical cancer.
Free Health Planning Resources for Schools
The Healthy Schools Program, an initiative of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, provides tools and solutions to help schools create healthier school environments by promoting nutrition and physical activity to students and teachers. Any school can register online and gain access to the resources, free of charge.