David Snyder

New resources on school health: Dealing with diabetes and obesity

Two new resources just added to the Whole Child Research Clearinghouse help educators address two pressing issues in children's health.

Childhood Obesity & Schools, a comprehensive new site from the National School Boards Association, shares information on childhood obesity, why it matters for schools, and the role school leaders play in addressing the issue. You'll Find relevant data and research, resources for developing sound policies and practices related to childhood obesity, and examples of school successes in addressing childhood obesity. 

Move It! And Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes School Kit, from the National Diabetes Education Program American Indian Work Group, helps educators encourage physical activity in the school setting to help reduce the risk for diabetes among youth. It provides a range of tools, including fact sheets, customizable posters and newsletter items, resources, and activity ideas.

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