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- USDA Unveils Historic Improvements to Meals Served in America’s Schools
- National Sexuality Education Standards
- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
- HPV Vaccination Could Save a Child’s Life




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

Here are links to several sites with information, links to lesson plans, reference materials, presentation materials, and fun games to share with students:

http://doh.sd.gov/OralHealth/Publications.aspx
http://healthcareers.sd.gov/documents/PDF%20lesson%20plans/6-8%20Dental%20Jeopardy.pdf
http://fha.maryland.gov/oralhealth/OH_factsheets.cfm
http://www.ada.org/5578.aspx
NASN Oral Health Connections http://www.oralhealthconnections.org/






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.







Feb. 2012