How Can Your School Participate?

  • Add health information to your morning announcements
  • Write a column in your school newsletter or local newspaper about a child health topic
  • Write an editorial in your local newspaper about the importance of school health programs
  • Hold a Body Mass Index screening for students and staff
  • Host a health fair with educational activities and games
  • Have an open house for your school clinic or Coordinated School Health program
  • Have student athletes from the high school speak to youth about nutrition and exercise
  • Organize a cook-off for healthy foods and let students be the judge
  • Plan hands-on activities, such as preparing healthy snacks
  • Collaborate with your school cafeteria staff to highlight nutritious choices in the cafeteria
  • Invite your legislators to enjoy lunch with children in their district
  • Distribute fruits and vegetables as snacks during the day
  • Issue a pedometer challenge (or other physical activity challenge) and have competition among classes, grades or school faculty/staff
  • Host a school-wide Field Day or Activity Day
  • Invite your principal, town mayor, county officials or local celebrities to join a PE class
  • At a faculty or staff meeting, host an in-service on school health topics
  • Add a message about Child Health Week to your office marquee board or phone message

Need More Information?

For more information or resources, check out our website: or call us at 615-741-7353.

Resource Links for Schools

State Resources

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Tennessee Department of Health

Get Fit Tennessee

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Resources for Schools

Character Counts!

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Jason Foundation

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule for Preventive Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Immunization Schedules

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention

Tips for Parents-ideas to help children maintain a healthy weight

Adolescent and School Health

School Health

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

Health Topics

School Connectedness

U.S. Surgeon General Calls to Action

National Institutes of Health We Can! Program (Ways to Enhance Child Activity and Nutrition)

Federal Policy Recommendations for Combating Childhood Obesity

National Program for Playground Safety

United States Department of Agriculture:

Choose My Plate

Daily Food Plan

Core Nutrition Messages

Fruit & Veggies More Matters

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:

Families Finding the Balance Parent Guide

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition

Weekly Meal Planner

Helping your overweight child

Healthy Recipes

Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

National Association of the State Boards of Education

The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition classroom materials

Get Fit Tennessee resources for teachers

National Center for Youth Issues

Search Institute

Medical Institute for Sexual Health

The National Institute to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

American Lung Association
Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You. Beautiful.

Teachers & Educators

KidsHealth in the Classroom

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