Welcome To The Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Resource Page
The CSW Program disseminates school health information and guidance, upcoming events, and resources to support student health and academic achievement through nutrition, physical activity, and the management of chronic conditions. Each resource guide will allow school health educators to:
- Learn about health themes and ways to incorporate health initiatives into the school environment.
- Stay informed on upcoming professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical activity, and the management of chronic conditions.
- Become equipped with useful resources such as toolkits, templates, and infographics for the school use.
- See what other school across Arizona to build school health infrastructure by incorporating practices, policies, programs, and services.
New! Resource Guides
2023 February Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Resource Guide
2023 January Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Resource Guide
December 2022: School connectedness reflects the belief that students feel connection among their peers and adults in school settings, valuing both their academic success and well-being. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model emphasizes this as it is a student-centered framework connecting all aspects of health and academic achievement among students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community. For more information on school connectedness, read the full Healthy Happenings!
December Healthy Happenings
November 2022: The upcoming holiday season provides a great opportunity to connect with family and friends, promote a healthy lifestyle, and create excitement around nutritious and active choices at home and at school. Planning celebrations that include activities and foods that are enjoyable and good for the body helps to encourage kids to build lifelong healthy habits. Healthy celebrations in and out of school support academic achievement, demonstrate a school commitment to improving student health, promote a healthy school and home environment, and create excitement about nutrition and physical activity. For more information on healthy celebrations and family engagement, read the full Healthy Happenings!
November Healthy Happenings
October 2022: November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects thousands of school-age children nationwide and rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States. Among school-aged children, type 1 diabetes is more common than type 2 diabetes. Younger children, including elementary school-age students, may need help with all aspects of diabetes care while middle school age- and high school-age students should be able to manage their diabetes themselves. Regardless of their age, there are times when all students who have diabetes need someone else to help them with their diabetes care. Developing a personalized Diabetes Management Plan can provide a student with the support they need to thrive at school. For more resources and support, read the full Healthy Happenings!
October Healthy Happenings
September 2022: October in Arizona brings an opportunity for change; the weather starts to cool and students and staff are eager to move their activities outdoors. Active recess plays an essential role in a child's academic success and boosts their physical, social, and emotional well-being. In addition, it allows for children to release energy and reduce stress to then improve classroom behavior. By including safe and structured outdoor active recess, schools have the opportunity to get creative and provide spaces for children to be physically active throughout the school day. For more information, read the full Healthy Happenings!
September Healthy Happenings
August 2022: This month we highlighted students coming back to school. A new school year often brings a mix of emotions for educators and students alike- excitement, exhaustion, energy, anxiety, or perhaps all of the above! The back-to-school period presents a unique opportunity to promote students' health and well-being through fostering a supportive school environment. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them to establish lifelong healthy behaviors. Students thrive in a healthy school environment and healthy students are better learners. ADE’s CSW Program with the support of CDC Healthy Schools is dedicated to supporting schools in creating a healthy school environment for all students. Please view the full newsletter for more information!
August Healthy Happenings