Supporting a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment
Local Wellness Policy Requirement
Resources from USDA, HHS and CDC to assist school divisions in formulating a local wellness policy by the beginning of SY 2006-2007. See Supt. Reg. Memo #7, May 20, 2005 for details.
USDA’s Team Nutrition
Resources for improving children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits. Is your school a Team Nutrition school; if not, apply now.
Changing the Scene
This USDA Team Nutrition toolkit helps local stakeholders to partner to improve the entire nutrition environment in schools.
Virginia Action for Healthy Kids
A nationwide initiative committed to improving the health of youth; the Web site provides a Curriculum Resource Guide for Nutrition & Physical Activity aligned with the 2001 Virginia SOL.
Health Smart Virginia
Provides resources for Virginia educators to support the health education SOL.
The Governor’s Award for Nutrition and Physical Activity
Go for the Gold to be recognized as a school that is taking steps to address child and adolescent overweight. Complete the online scorecard and receive feedback on how your school rates in physical activity and nutrition.
USDA School Breakfast Tool Kit
Healthy Eating Helps You Make the Grade. Comprehensive resource that addresses participation, alternate ways to serve breakfast, student surveys and other resources.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Site has policy suggestions
School Nutrition Association
Site has information and recipes
Chesapeake Public Schools
Site has school lunches and nutritional information on items.
Site has information on Virginia's CHAMPION Program
Joint Report of Virginia's Board of Health and Education Sub-Committee
Site has information on Virginia's efforts, etc.
Action For Healthy Kids
Site has information for helping develop local Wellness Policies, etc.
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
A site run by George Washington University with useful information, links, etc.
Healthier and Tastier School Lunches
Commercial site with assorted items
Fuel Up to Play 60
Sample School Wellness Policies
Sample wellness policies with input from different groups
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
Website for selected grades in Virginia's Public Schools
Federal site with many links
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Federal site with help
Virginia's Healthy Communities
Site with information and many links
Has "Model Guidelines for School Beverage Partnerships" and other items
Has "Health is Power School Resource Guide" and other items
Learning in Motion: Movement activities to promote mastery of the Virginia Standards of Learning
Staying Active: An Exercise Guide for Kids
Healthy Guide for Kids