CDC Healthy Schools Highlights
- Children and adolescents need the proper amount of sleep at night to stay healthy, focused, and ready to learn. Find out what parents, schools, and health care professionals can do to support adequate sleep for students.
- If you’d like to learn more about this and other school health topics, sign up for our email updates on the bottom left our page.
- Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info, including an original web comic series! Learn more about it on our web feature.
- May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Children and adolescents should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day to help improve muscular fitness, bone, and heart health. Visit the CDC Healthy Schools website to learn how teachers and administrators can provide opportunities for physical activity before, during, and after school.
State Grantee Highlights
- The New Mexico Department of Health’s Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) initiative works with coalitions and over 400 state and local partners. Approximately 98,600 students benefit from improved local wellness policies in the districts. These policies include healthy eating initiatives, such as pre-made salads, smoothies, and family food nights, and trail development and walkability assessments on paths connecting schools to neighborhoods. Learn more about New Mexico’s State Success story here.
Non-Governmental Organizations Highlights
- Join the Springboard to Active Schools and SHAPE America for a webinar titled “From Classroom to Playground: Practical Tips for Using Recess Resources” on May 9 at 3:00 PM EST. Hear from experts on what resources are available to successfully implement recess in schools. Log in to your existing SHAPE America account or create a free account here to register.
Professional Development 201: From Basic to Dynamic
Professional Development (PD) 101 provides an overview of the Professional Development Practices and how they can help increase the skill-building capacity of your staff. PD 201 takes a closer look at two practices, Design and Deliver, to demonstrate how to:
- Incorporate adult learning principles into the design of a professional development event,
- Develop webinars from pre- to post-production, and
- Facilitate dynamic and impactful webinars.