USDA Unveils Historic Improvements to Meals Served in America’s Schools
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 25. 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled new standards for school meals
that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation. The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than 15 years and improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs every school day. The healthier meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by the First Lady as part of her Let’s Move! campaign and signed into law by President Obama.
National Sexuality Education Standards
The first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools have been released. Published in the Journal of School Health
, the ground-breaking standards provide clear, consistent, and straight forward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
HPV Vaccination Could Save a Child’s Life
The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to share the HPV and Cancer Monograph. To view online, please see http://getscreened.sd.gov/registry/
under the Data & Publications tab. Two companion pieces, the HPV patient information card and the HPV vaccination magnet, were designed to be shared with parents and patients.
To view and access the online ordering system, please see http://doh.sd.gov/catalog.aspx
. All materials are available free of charge.