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CSH Guidelines from CDC on Health Topics

Guidelines for school health programs were developed on the basis of an exhaustive review of published research and input from academic experts and national, federal, and voluntary organizations interested in child and adolescent health. The guidelines include specific recommendations to help states, districts, and schools implement health programs and policies that have been found to be most effective in promoting healthy behaviors among youth.

Recommendations cover topics such as policy development, curriculum development and selection, instructional strategies, staff training, family and community involvement, evaluation, and linkages between different components of the comprehensive school health program. Guidelines are currently available on the following topics:

* Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity

* Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating

* Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction

* Guidelines for Effective School Health Education To Prevent the Spread of AIDS

- from School Health file/list -