What is School Health?

A healthy school environment provides: nursing and other health services that students need to stay in school, nutritious and appealing school meals, opportunities for physical activity that include physical education, health education that covers a range of developmentally appropriate topics taught by knowledgeable teachers, programs that promote the health of school faculty¬†and staff, and counseling, psychological and social services that promote healthy social and emotional development and remove barriers to students’ learning.