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Ohio Coordinated School Health Program
ODE and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) collaborate on the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) initiative with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The major focus of CSHP is to help schools and communities integrate best practice wellness strategies into current initiatives in eight related areas: health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling and psychological services, healthy school environment, healthy promotion for staff, and family/community involvement.
Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP)
Ohio SB 210 - Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act
Ohio Senate Bill 210, The Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act, became law June 18, 2010. The law contains provisions to combat childhood obesity in the next several years by increasing students’ physical activity and ensuring access to healthy meals and beverages at school.
It also requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to establish body mass index (BMI) and weight status category screening programs for students in kindergarten and grades 3,5 and 9. The Ohio Department of Education is required to issue an annual report on the compliance of school districts and schools with the BMI screening requirements. Districts must report aggregate BMI data to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) by June 1 each year. Information about student health also must be provided to students and their parents or guardians.
Resources for The Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act
Ohio Food Programs, guidelines, curriculum
Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition was formed in 2007 to help bring about public and private policy-based changes that foster an all-around healthier food system. The Coalition has based its work on assessments of how food can impact the health of: individuals, communities, the economy, and the environment.
Feeding Cleveland: Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program
An historic look at the school horticulture program in the Cleveland Public Schools from 1905 to 1978.
Fuel Up to Play 60 (drink-milk.com)
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program from the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in cooperation with USDA that empowers youth to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. The American Dairy Association Mideast is partnering with the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals to reach students in Ohio and West Virginia.
Ohio Department of Education: Wellness Guidelines
The publication “Healthier Schools: A Brighter Tomorrow,” compiled by the School Physical Fitness and Wellness Advisory Council, is a resource of evidence-based practices to jump start Ohio school wellness plans. Each chapter of the publication presents one of the 11 guidelines and includes best practice examples of implementation.
Ohio Farm To School Programs
The National Farm to School Network envisions a nation in which Farm to School programs are an essential component of strong and just local and regional food systems, ensuring the health of all school children, farms, the environment, economy and communities.
Adolescent and School Health (CDC funds for Ohio programs)
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health receive funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to
- Conduct the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
- Implement effective policies, programs, and practices to avoid, prevent, and reduce sexual risk behaviors among students that contribute to HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy.
- Promote coordinated school health policies, programs, and practices with an emphasis on physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco use prevention.
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