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We provide guides for advocating for effective policy changes as well as practical tools for incorporating health and wellness into schools. Browse through our resources or select an audience to see curated resources.

Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations to the Next Administration

November 2016: This document outlines Healthy Schools Campaign’s recommendations to the next President for improving health and education for our nation’s students.

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ESSA Implementation: Key Opportunities to Support Health and Wellness

Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides a number of policy levers for promoting healthy schools and student wellness. This document summarizes Healthy Schools Campaign’s analysis of those opportunities.

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Supporting Health and Wellness in ESSA Implementation: State Policy Opportunity

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) transfers significant authority from the federal government to the state level, creating opportunities to support school health and wellness through state policy. This document outlines key opportunities for incorporating health and wellness into ESSA state plans and is intended to support state-level educators in making the most of the opportunities presented by ESSA.

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Stakeholder’s Guide to Implementing the Change in the Free Care Policy

This framework highlights key steps advocates can take to develop and implement a plan for leveraging the change in the free care policy to support increased access to comprehensive and coordinated school health services.

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School Nurse Leadership Webinar: Tackling Absenteeism

This webinar features two school nurse leaders who share their strategies for tackling chronic absenteeism.

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A Guide for Incorporating Health and Wellness into School Improvement Plans

This document from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors provides a guide for addressing the needs of the whole child through school improvement plans. Alex Mays, HSC’s Senior National Program Director, served as an adviser on the project.

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Lista de Verificación: Lo que Puede Hacer Para Mejorar la Comida de su Escuela

Esta lista de verificación incluye elementos que CPS se ha comprometido a incluir así como ideas y estrategias para ayudar a crear un ambiente escolar que apoye al programa de alimentación escolar y los esfuerzos de los estudiantes por comer sanamente.

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Preguntas Frecuentes: El Programa de Alimentación Escolar de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago

Este documento abordará las preguntas más frecuentes sobre el programa de alimentación escolar de los padres como usted. ¿Quiere saber cómo CPS está reduciendo los …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Chicago Public Schools’ School Meal Program

This document will address frequently asked questions about the school meal program from parents just like you. Want to know how CPS is reducing processed …

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Principal Toolkit: Getting the Most out of the CPS School Meal Program

Because principals and schools play such an important role in providing students with healthy food and educating them on healthy behaviors, we created this toolkit in partnership with Chicago Public Schools to give you a guide to making sure the school meal program is working as best as it can for your students.

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Parent Checklist: What You Can Do to Improve Your School’s Food

This checklist includes items that CPS is committed to implementing as well as ideas and strategies to help create a school environment that is supportive …

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The Movement Movement

A Strategic Plan to Strengthen Physical Education in Chicago Public Schools. Healthy Schools Campaign contributed to the production of this plan.

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