School Health Policy

Young people are more likely to adopt health–enhancing behaviors if they receive consistent messages that support a healthy lifestyle from many different sources. Schools can play an essential role in communicating the healthy lifestyle messages through coordinated policies and programs. The School Health program provides resources and technical assistance in regard to the following health related policies:

Useful Links:

CDC School Health Policy Resources
Good and Healthy South Dakota Schools
NASBE: Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn School Health Policies Guide


Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453