Healthy School Environments

This series highlights the latest research showing why a healthier school day is vital to building a Culture of Health, including healthier school meals and snacks and increased physical activity.

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October 9-13 is National School Lunch Week! Share the resources below to show your support for healthier school meals and snacks.

A girl selects a healthy snack in a school cafeteria.

Apart from their homes, most children spend more time at school than any other place. A growing body of research shows that healthier school meals and snacks can help improve kids’ diets and may help reduce obesity, while increased physical activity for students improves health as well as academic achievement. This series highlights the latest research showing why a healthier school day is vital to building a Culture of Health.

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Make a School Lunch Date!

October 2, 2017 | Tool/Resource

This infographic illustrates how parents can encourage healthy eating habits by making a school lunch date with their child.

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What It Takes to Bring Healthier School Foods to 31 Million Kids

September 7, 2017 | Blog Post

Healthy changes made to school foods in the last seven years give us hope and confidence that we can help schools more fully integrate health into everything they do.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Nutrition Standards for School Meals

May 2, 2017 | News Release

A statement from Richard Besser, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reaffirming support for school meals standards.

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A Clear Call for Healthy Snacks at School

December 9, 2015 | Tool/Resource

This infographic illustrates that schools that offer healthier snacks can help students consume fewer calories and reduce unwanted weight gain.

Creating Healthier Schools Across the Country

Creating Healthier Schools Across the Country

Series//Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program

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    Creating Healthier Schools Across the Country

    This video series highlights how schools participating in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program are transforming to provide healthier meals and snacks for their students.
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  3. Students at Anne Frank Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pa., describe some of their favorite healthy snacks and share their thoughts about why eating healthy is important.
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Creating Healthier Schools Across the Country

This video series highlights how schools participating in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program are transforming to provide healthier meals and snacks for their students.
This video series highlights how schools participating in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program are transforming to provide healthier meals and snacks for their students.

Creating Healthier Schools Across the Country

This video series highlights how schools participating in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program are transforming to provide healthier meals and snacks for their students.

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A Focus on Healthy Children

RWJF funds projects that enable children, particularly those most vulnerable, to grow up physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively well and at a healthy weight.