Health

Health

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance   AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Healthy Kids Act - Iowa Department of Education:  The purpose of the Healthy Kids Act is to establish physical activity requirements for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to establish nutritional content standards for food and beverages sold on or provided on school grounds during the school day. A Healthy Kids Toolkit is also provided.
  • Health Literacy – Iowa Core  This site from the Iowa Department of Education allows you to select a grade span and download the health literacy learning expectations.
  • Healthy Schools - It's a Team Effort!  The Iowa Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Program is partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to hold workshops led by registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). The two-hour workshops held across the state will provide training for elementary teachers and staff to support a school wellness environment through nutrition education and physical activity.
  • National Health Education Standards  The National Health Education Standards (NHES)1 are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. The standards provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.
  • Shape America is committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.

This page was updated on February 20, 2017.

Please contact Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net with additional URLs that would be helpful to educators of health in our schools.