As schools strive to meet the needs of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, educators are often looking for state support to improve the health and educational achievement of our students. A number of New York State agencies and organizations are working to provide assistance for improving health programs in our schools. The following Web sites are samples of such resources:
Coordinated School Health Program
To learn more about New York State support for the Coordinated School Health Program and the School Health Index.
To learn about mini-grant opportunities for elementary schools to increase the health of their students.
School Health Instruction
To learn more about curriculum plans to enhance health education including Navigate by the Stars.
To learn more about how your school can support healthy lifestyles through high quality programs.
To learn about how to inspire active, healthy living by advancing the quality of our schools’ Physical Education Department. This site includes information about PEP grants which get funding for your schools’ Physical Education program.
To learn more about how to improve the health of New Yorkers through prevention, providing nutritious foods and educating people about making smart nutrition choices.
To learn more about research-based information for consumers, educators and other professionals in the areas of food, nutrition and health, and food safety.
To learn how to obtain awards for healthy school lunch programs.