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School Health Index (SHI): A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide 12/17/07

The School Health Index (SHI) is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It is structured around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eight-component model of a coordinated school health program. The assessment tools are available in interactive online versions or as printable PDF files.

This Web site provides the following information:

  • Introduction: What can the SHI do for my school...
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 12/17/07

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of...

Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" 12/17/07

This booklet presents science-based advice of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans .

It addresses the following topics:

  • Feeling better today; staying healthy for tomorrow
  • Making smart choices from every food group
  • Mixing up your choices within each food group
  • Finding your balance between food and physical activity
  • Getting the most nutrition out of your calories
  • Nutrition facts
  • Playing it safe with food...
Aim for a Healthy Weight--Information for Patients and the Public 12/17/07

This Web site contains guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to provide users with a new approach to the measurement of overweight and obesity and a variety of tools and materials for safe and effective weight loss.

The Web site includes the following major sections:

  • Key recommendations
  • Getting started
    • Part 1: Assessing your risk
      • Body mass index
      • Waist circumference
      • Other risk factors...
VERB. It's What You Do. 11/29/07

The VERB Web site offers many interactive features that will help “tweens” get active. It offers fun games, interesting facts, photo journals, and blogs.

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