South Dakota Coordinated School Health has released the 2010 School Health Profiles. Copies of the report were made available to the public in late October.
The profiles are a biennial study conducted by the South Dakota Department of Education to assess the status of elementary and secondary school health education curriculum and instruction, as well as school policies and practices related to student health and wellness, physical education, nutrition, tobacco prevention, and health services within their schools.
Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of public school principals and lead health teachers during the spring of 2010 with subsequent follow-up mailings during the summer and fall of 2010.
Data from the profiles can be useful when grant writing, advocating for a healthier school environment, and improving a school’s overall health program.
Click here to access state-level fact sheets compiled by the Centers for Disease Control.
Click here to access South Dakota’s full profiles. There are separate reports for elementary and secondary.