Everyone affiliated with a district has a contribution to make to the health environment of the school - administrators, board members, teachers, staff, students and parents. The research is clear that the school health environment impacts academic learning. Nutrition education programs and school meals programs help students make healthy food choices. But other characteristics of the school environment also play a role. Dr. Yibo Wood, Nutritionist with the Child Nutrition Dividion of USDA's Food and Nutrition Service will share examples of successful nitrition education programs in schools. She will also discuss findings from the latest research about the school environment and nutrition content of school meals.
ICN session School Health Environment.pdf
This session was presented on April 16th and will be rebroadcast on April 24 and May 6th. For information on viewing, go to http://www.iptv.org/iowa_database/event-detail.cfm?ID=8466