- American School Health Association
- The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Its mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of children and youth through coordinated school health programs. The Website offers help with developing school health policy, finding funding for programs, advocacy for school health issues, and much more.
- Asthma and Physical Activity in the School: Making a Difference
(National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- Asthmatics do not have to avoid exercise. Actually, controlled exercise is good for them. Learn how teachers can help children with asthma exercise safely.
- Bam! Body and Mindâ„˘Teacherâ€™s Corner
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- BAM! Body and Mind is a Web site for kids 9-13 years old. It gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to them â€” such as stress and physical fitness â€” using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features. BAM! Body and Mind also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.
- This is a site created by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It is promoted as â€śhealth information for the whole familyâ€ť but is also an excellent source for health professionals looking for easy-to-read handouts for their patients. You can use its search tool for a specific topic or look in Health Topics and find it in their alphabetical listing. You can browse under general categories of health conditions or find topics by selecting parts of the body. You can also browse under special groups (men, women, children, seniors.) There is a section for parents needing information about childrenâ€™s health issues, a section on healthy living, and a section in Spanish. Reviews of other health web sites are offered as well as daily health tips. There is a drug information section and a dictionary of medical terms. The siteâ€™s Find a Family Doctor allows you to search for a doctor in your area who belongs to the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- Food Allergy Research and Education
- FARE is a network of families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries....Faan works to build public awareness of food allergy." Their Web site has a broad range of information, including allergy-free recipes, questions about anaphylaxis, featured topics like emergency food supplies for school and flying with a peanut allergy. The essays on food allergens include commonly asked questions, hidden sources of the allergens, and sources of aditional information. The School section has information for school administrators and others about food cleanliness, managing students with food allergies, and more.
- Healthy Schools: Healthy Youth
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) seeks to prevent the most serious health risk behaviors among children, adolescents and young adults. Their Web site provides strategies to prevent obesity, a model for school health programs, a School Health Index (school self-assessment and planning guide), information about asthma, sexual behavior, injuries, violence, publications and other helpful links.
- Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
(National Diabetes Education Program)
- This resource guide helps students with diabetes, their health care team, school staff and parents work together to provide diabetes management in the school setting. Find out what causes diabetes and how school staff can plan students' diabetes management.
- Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- This EPA site focuses on creating a safe and healthy learning environment and maintaining good indoor air quality in schools. Tools include kits that show schools how to carry out a practical plan of action to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff. Select the IAQ DESIGN Tools for Schools link for recommendations and tools to help communities and design professionals integrate good indoor air quality practices into the design, construction, renovation, and operation and maintenance of K-12 school facilities.
- Information for Teachers (about diabetes)
(Children with Diabetes)
- This site provides teachers with information about diabetes, what it is, how it is treated, and what to expect from students who have diabetes. There are some very good suggestions on how to deal with situations that may come up in the classroom.
(Federal Citizen Information Center)
- Kids.gov links over 2,000 Web pages from government agencies, schools and educational resources, all geared to learning interest and level of kids. The websites are divided into subjects such as math, arts and history.
- Managing Asthma in the School Environment
(Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))
- Children spend much of their day in school. The Indoor Environments Division of the Environmental Protection Agency gives suggestions about managing asthma at school. It also offers plans for schools that want to improve their indoor air quality.
- National Association of School Nurses
- The NASN improves the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance the school nursing practice. Their Web site provides educational opportunities, journals, publications, resources, discussion lists, and more.
- National Crime Prevention Council
- Find information on the National Crime Prevention Council's Bullying Campaign. Site features programs, training and downloadable brochures on bullying.
- Operation Respect
- This nonprofit organization focuses on assuring that each child goes to school in a environment where they are free of bullying, ridicule and violence. There are sections for kids, parents and educators.
- Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
- This Federal program serves as a clearinghouse of resources for professionals, parents, and youth working to prevent violence among young people. There are articles on safety, anger management, violence prevention, and after school programs. There is information on how to start programs, get training and assistance, and other resources.
- School Exclusion List
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC))
- When should your child stay home from school if he's sick? This list is put out for parents who have children in 1st through 12th grades in South Carolina schools.
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- School Health
- This Web page provides a number of websites where people can get information on how to keep their children healthy throughout the school year.
- South Carolina Association of School Nurses
- This is the official Web site of SCASN. Learn about the Associationâ€™s mission and goals. Look up officers, committees, and calendar of events. Find conference information. Learn about the different awards presented to school nurses. Find links to helpful health sites.
- South Carolina Healthy Schools
- Healthy Schools is a program of the South Carolina Department of Education for the purpose of improving the health of students and staff. Healthy Schools provides coordination and resources in eight component areas: Family/Community Involvement, Health Education, Physical Education, Health Services, Nutrition Services, Counseling, Psychological, & Social Services, Healthy School Environment, and Health Promotion for Staff.
- Team Nutrition
(Food & Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Visit this Web site for activities, recipes, and information about children's nutrition and eating well. There are resources for schools, child care centers, parents, and students. For healthy recipes, select Parent Place and then Food, Family, and Fun: A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating. Select Students and then Fun for Students for games and links to nutrition web sites designed for kids.
- The Lean Team
(Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston County School District and South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
- The goal of this program is to prevent and treat childhood obesity. The site offers tips to lose weight healthfully, provides information about nutrition and exercise. A toolbox contains worksheets, charts, and a 1200 calorie diet based on the US Department of Agriculture's food pyramid. If you live in the Charleston area, there are activities you can join. If you don't, start your own activities!
- The SDA Kids Corner
(American Cleaning Institute )
- This section of the SDA's Web site is devoted entirely to children. There are several useful and colorful handouts in PDF format on hand washing. There are also articles about germs, the history and chemistry of soap, and the environmental issues of soap and detergents. Some are written for grade school age children and others are written for older kids. School teachers and administrators can click on Healthy School, Healthy People: It's a SNAP to learn how to start a hand washing program at school.
Last Modified: Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:29 AM