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School-based Efforts

Case Studies: Asthma Environmental Interventions for School-Based Health Centers (2017)

Asthma affects over 7 million children nationwide and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Even children with the best medicall...

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Examining the Public Debate on School Food Nutrition Guidelines: Findings and Lessons Learned from an Analysis of News Coverage and Legislative Debate (2016)

Understanding how school nutrition has been portrayed in the news is key for advocates working to build support around the country for policies tha...

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Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers (2015)

School-based health centers (SBHCs) and their staff are uniquely positioned to help children breathe easier by leading and supporting evidence...

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CA4Health Kids Implement School Water Stations (2014)

CA4Health works in rural and small California counties to reduce chronic disease and illness by helping bring about changes in the community that m...

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Opening Doors and Opportunities for Girls: A Title IX Compliance Check List (2014)

Top 14 questions to ask and act on Title IX is an important federal law that requires school districts and schools to provide equal access, res...

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Power Play! Campaign’s School Idea & Resource Kits Improve the Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity (2011)

This article, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, investigates the impact of the Power Play! Campaign's Sch...

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Changing Lives, Saving Lives (2010)

A Step-by-Step Guide To Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs Helping s...

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Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates (2010)

Often, the very products used to keep schools clean and healthy contribute to poor indoor air quality, seriously affecting those with asthma or oth...

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Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in Schools (2009)

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among schoolaged children and is a leading cause of school absences nationwide. Research conducted i...

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Breathing Easier: School Districts Make the Switch to Certified Green Cleaning Products (2009)

Success stories from three California school districts Many cleaning products used in schools—the very products used to try to create an ...

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Case Studies: Eliminating Electrolyte Replacement Beverages in California Public Schools (2009)

In 2005, California passed some of the most stringent state legislation in the nation that set limits on the types of competitive foods and beverag...

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Fact Sheet: Classroom Messages (2009)

A healthy school nutrition and physical activity environment is one where nutrition and physical activity (PA) are taught and supported in the clas...

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Fact Sheet: Fundraising in Schools (2009)

Fundraising in schools brings in additional funds to support extra activities such as athletics and student clubs and is done by students, parent g...

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Fact Sheet: Marketing in Schools (2009)

Marketing in schools takes many forms. Marketing in schools includes product sales (such as foods/beverages sold on campus or items sold through fu...

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Fact Sheet: Physical Activity (2009)

It is recommended that young people (ages 6–19) engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) on most, and preferably all, days of ...

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Fact Sheet: Physical Education (2009)

Physical Education (PE) is planned instruction that builds motor skills and teaches movement concepts and the health benefits of regular physical a...

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Fact Sheet: School Breakfast Program (2009)

Studies show that children who eat school breakfast have better nutrition and academic performance than those who do not eat breakfast or who ...

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Fact Sheet: School Lunch Program (2009)

The School Lunch Program is a Federal program that assists public schools and non-profit private schools in providing affordable meals to children....

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Fact Sheet: The School Environment (2009)

The school nutrition and physical activity environment impacts student food choices and levels of physical activity, thereby impacting the students...

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Fact Sheet: What Is Policy? (2009)

A policy is a rule or set of rules that people must follow. Policies have the power to influence how you and others act. Policies can be set by gov...

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Fact Sheet: Working With Schools (2009)

When advocating for changes in your local schools, it is important to know how schools work. Understanding how schools work will assist you in your...

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Fact Sheets: California School Food and Beverage Standards (2009)

Schools provide a unique opportunity to advance kids' health, especially when it comes to providing a healthy food environment for growing chil...

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Fact Sheets: Let's Move California After School (2009)

After school programs are the perfect time and the place to ensure that youth are fit, healthy, and ready to learn.  These fact sheets, cr...

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Finding Asthma Solutions Through Policy Change (2009)

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. and affects 1 in 6 children in California. While scientists continue to explor...

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Maximizing Opportunities for Physical Activity through Joint Use of Facilities (2009)

Recent studies have emerged linking physical activity with improved academic performance, classroom behavior and school attendance among children a...

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Networking to Inspire Healthy Change (2009)

This document provides information about nutrition services at select school-based networking sites that inspire healthy change.

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Parents in Action! Training Curriculum Evaluation (2009)

Parents can play a role in developing and ensuring the full implementation of their local school wellness policies (LSWP). Yet, for the most part, ...

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Physical Activity and Physical Education in California Schools (2009)

A Survey of District/County Office of Education Perceptions and Practices Schools play an important role in influencing student physical a...

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Promoting Healthier After School Environments: Opportunities and Challenges (2009)

In South Los Angeles, middle schoolers have the opportunity to demonstrate their physical activity skills, such as hip hop dance, to elementar...

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Reducing Competitive Foods and Beverages in California Public Schools: Five Case Studies (2009)

Competitive foods and beverages are those items sold or provided in schools that are not part of the National School Lunch Program. This usually me...

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Safe Routes to School (2009)

Increased physical activity is associated with better academic performance, concentration and classroom behavior. Research shows that school-age ch...

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Brief: Research Implications School Wellness, Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation (2008)

A research brief about the research implications for state school boards association leaders.

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Debates from Four States Over Selling Soda in Schools (2008)

In 2006, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts and Maryland introduced legislation that included restrictions on the sale of soda in schools. That sa...

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School Wellness Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (2008)

Perceptions, barriers, and opportunities among school board members, state school boards associations, school wellness advocates, state public heal...

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School Wellness Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation: Research Implications for School Board Members (2008)

Studies have provided evidence that poor nutrition and limited physical activity among today’s children and youth can negatively impact their...

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A Growing Movement: A Decade of Farm to School in California (2007)

Serving food grown in California in the state’s schools is clearly not a recent development, but systematically connecting California’s...

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California's Blueprint: Building Infrastructure for Coordinated School Health (2000)

To address the health concerns of children and youth in a coordinated, comprehensive manner, the California Department of Education and the Califor...

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Working together: Policy Systems & Environmental Change for Community Health

Through its over 700 staff, 200 projects and 100 principal investigators, the Public Health Institute addresses emerging public health issues and s...

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