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- Updated School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- CDC Eagle Series Books
- Improving School Health: A Guide to School Health Councils
- Creating an Asthma Friendly School
- Join the FREE 2012 South Dakota Road Trip





Updated School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is pleased to announce the release of the School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. This new resource updates and combines previous guidelines last published in the 1990s.

For additional information, contact Sarah Lee, PhD at (770) 488-6126, or Allison Nihiser, MPH (770)-488-6508.




CDC Eagle Series Books

Eagle Series Stories are about growing strong and preventing diabetes. The Eagle Books are a series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters, Mr. Eagle and Miss Rabbit, and a clever trickster, Coyote, who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about traditional ways of being healthy. The books were developed by the CDC Division of Diabetes Translation's Native Diabetes Wellness Program, in collaboration with the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee and the Indian Health Service, in response to the burden of diabetes among Native Americans and the need for diabetes prevention materials for children.

For more information or to order free books, go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/eagle.htm.




Improving School Health: A Guide to School Health Councils

This guide is jam packed with helpful information about building an effective, functioning school health council. Research shows if schools have an effective school health council, the students are healthier and more successful. To learn more click here.




Creating an Asthma Friendly School

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the United States and a leading cause of school absenteeism. School staff and families can play an important role in helping students with asthma manage their disease at school. Many schools are becoming more asthma friendly by making changes that enable students to successfully manage their asthma and fully participate in all school activities.

Make your school asthma friendly.




Join the FREE 2012 South Dakota Road Trip

Lead your class on a healthy and historic trip across the state. Stop at 22 towns throughout the virtual road trip. Each stop contains a healthy habit for students to practice, along with information on both town and state history. The history content is based on South Dakota’s 4th grade social studies standards. There are fun games and activities that enforce the topics learned. The trip begins in January, so get registered today! For more information or to register for the Road Trip, contact Julia Miller at www.healthedventure.org.

Oct. 2011
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