The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is partnering with the Dairy Council of California to develop new nutrition education resources and curriculum to support school-based health centers across the state.
We will be releasing a healthy eating toolkit and materials in 2016 that school-based health centers and schools can use to help students, teachers, families, and communities improve nutrition and health. This toolkit will complement the existing suite of tools both Dairy Council and CSHA have developed that build health and education equity for students in schools across California.
The partnership is part of the #HealthyStudents Campaign that invites companies to join us in our mission to improve the health and well-being of all K-12 students in California’s public schools. The Dairy Council contributes expertise in developing diverse evidence-based dietary and nutrition materials. CSHA brings knowledge of providing health care services in schools – including innovative nutrition practices – that helps kids stay healthy and ready to learn.
Nutrition a Foundation for Student Health
Unless they develop healthy eating and fitness habits, and have access to healthy food and activity environments, children and adolescents are at greater risk of developing the many health problems associated with obesity. These problems can lead to a wide range of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, many forms of cancer, and respiratory problems.
Stay Updated & Learn More
You can sign up for periodic email updates to stay updated on the #HealthyStudents partnership with the Dairy Council. You can also see existing resources from CSHA on our Nutrition & Fitness Resources page or on the Dairy Council’s HealthyEating.org website.