Additional Resources

Additional Resources

The resources below have been gathered to help you create and sustain an effective Local Wellness Policy (LWP).  The links are categorized by topics you may find helpful.

For help getting your LWP off the ground, please visit our page on How to Get Started.

To view some examples of model LWPs, please visit our Model Policies page.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Promotion in Schools

Fruits and Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More, U.S. Department of Agriculture
www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/fv_galore.html

National Farm-to-School Program website, hosted by the Center for Food and Justice
www.farmtoschool.org

Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program Resource Center, hosted by United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
www.uffva.org/fvpilotprogram.htm

The Produce for Better Health Foundation website has downloadable fruit and vegetable curricula, research, activity sheets, and more
www.5aday.org

 

Health Education

National Health Education Standards (NHES)
www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/standards/index.htm

Arizona Health Education Standards
www.azed.gov/health-nutrition/health-ed-sandard/

 

Nutrition

Making it Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Education
www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/nutrition/Making-It-Happen/

 

Nutrition Education and Promotion

Making it Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Education
www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/nutrition/Making-It-Happen/

The Power of Choice: Helping Youth Make Healthy Eating and Fitness Decisions, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service
www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resources/power_of_choice.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Adolescent and School Health Nutrition Facts
www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/facts.htm

HealthierUS School Challenge
www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html

Dairy Council of Arizona
www.dairycouncilofaz.org/

 

Physical Education and Physical Activity

Arizona Physical Education Standards
www.azed.gov/health-nutrition/physical-ed-standard/

NASPE- National Association for Sport and Physical Education: Quality Physical Education
www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/QualityPE.cfm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: High Quality Physical Education
www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/pecat/highquality.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/pecat/highquality.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity for Everyone
www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.html

National Education Association: Recess before lunch
www.nea.org/home/43158.htm

 

Safe Routes to School

Arizona Department of Transportation: Safe Routes to School
www.azdot.gov/Highways/swprojmgmt/Enhancement_Scenic/saferoutes/Index.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: KidsWalk to School Program
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/

 

School Health Advisory Councils

Arizona Department of Health Services: www.azdhs.gov/phs/bnp/nupao/documents/SchoolHealthAdvisoryCouncilGuide.pdf 

View the video on this information: www.healthologyaz.com/media-center/videos?12  

 

School Meals

HealthierUS School Challenge, U.S. Department of Agriculture
www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html

USDA Healthy School Meals Resource System
healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/

The American Nutrition Association
americannutritionassociation.org/

 

Staff Wellness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: School Employee Wellness
www.schoolempwell.org/

 

Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started! www.fns.usda.gov/tn/popular-events-booklet

 

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