School Health and Wellness

Physical activity during the school day is important for students, not only for their health, but also for their academic success. A physically active student will see improvement in cognitive skills, concentration, and attention — and their educators will see improvements in the classroom.

Como educador, está con los estudiantes gran parte del día. This is your opportunity to help increase their activity level and to also be aware of other activities that might have a negative impact on their safety, mental health, and ability to learn. Use these resources to ensure that physical activity and healthy behaviors are built into the school day, every day.



Kit de herramientas para la actividad física en la escuela

Open this helpful toolkit and make a bigger difference in students’ lives. It’s full of tips and advice on helping kids get healthier, happier, and more confident through improved fitness. Plus, success stories from educators highlight the steps they’ve taken and the positive results they’re seeing in children’s behavior, attention, and retention. What you learn here will help you develop a successful action plan for your own students. Download it now!


The YRBS: An Accurate Report on Student Activities

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a biennial (odd years), anonymous student survey (grades 6-12) that helps schools keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening with their students’ physical, emotional, and psychological health. Its statistics, charts, and other data report not only on student trends in exercise but also on texting and driving, drinking, vaping, tobacco and drug use, bullying, social media use, and other behaviors.

If your school is not already participating in the YRBS survey, it should. Learn more about the survey at cdhs.udel.edu .

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Learn More About the YRBS

Email us to request a presentation about the YRBS and its importance to your school. Simply fill out the form below, and the Division of Public Health will contact you to discuss.



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Tips for starting a wellness committee at your school

It takes more than one person to help a student population. So reach out to parents, school health officials, and board members, as well as parents and the public, to join you in collectively assessing your school’s current programs and policies. Together, your committee can develop smarter ways to improve the health and academic success of students. Just follow these simple steps.

Esta es su oportunidad de sentar las bases para la creación de un entorno saludable. El Resumen de la norma definitiva de los reglamentos puede usarse como guía para ayudarlo a desarrollar contenido para su política escrita.

La publicidad influencia a los niños, por lo que limitar la comercialización de alimentos y bebidas en las escuelas es muy importante. ChangeLab Solutions creó una política de bienestar modelo , con lenguaje útil para usar como guía al revisar su política.

It is important to regularly review your wellness policy and communicate your progress with your district and school community to ensure everyone is on track to meet your wellness goals.

Una vez que la política haya sido revisada, evalúela continuamente para asegurarse de que se estén implementando las pautas, se estén cumpliendo las metas y se estén estableciendo nuevas metas.

La Asociación Nacional de Directores de Enfermedades Crónicas publicó el modelo Toda Escuela, Toda Comunidad, Todo Niño (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, WSCC): Una guía para la implementación . La guía está diseñada para ayudar a las escuelas y distritos escolares interesados a adoptar el modelo.


Resources for Developing Healthier Student Habits

Learn about organizations that are making America’s next generation a healthier generation, state by state. They can help your school with everything from policy decision-making and student wellness to smarter cafeteria menus and playground practices to student recognition programs and more. These resources are proven to better engage and unite school staffs, parents, and communities in continuously improving learning environments for students.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation creó guías repletas de consejos y herramientas para ayudar a reunir, planificar e implementar políticas y prácticas.


Springboard to Active Schools promueve entornos académicos físicamente activos en los distritos escolares y en las escuelas de todo el país.

  • Obtener información sobre el Programa Integral de Actividad Física Escolar (Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program, CSPAP).
  • Compartir recursos, materiales de capacitación y blogs desarrollados por Springboard.
  • Support CDC-funded partners to promote schools that support physical education and physical activity, at the state, district, and local levels.

The Virtual Healthy School is an interactive tool from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s full of tips, tools, and other resources that can be integrated into your school.

  • Explore classrooms to learn what teachers are doing.
  • Check out how they’re promoting healthy food choices.
  • Ver qué herramientas creativas se usan durante las sesiones de orientación
  • Observe a School Health Team meeting.

Los directores de la National Association of Chronic Disease están listos para ayudar a las escuelas a promover los logros de salud con su nueva Guía paso a paso para comunicar los logros de salud escolar.

  • Vea ejemplos de cómo crear mensajes atractivos.
  • Obtenga información sobre diferentes plataformas de comunicación.
  • Desarrolle un plan para compartir historias exitosas y estadísticas.
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Great Plans. Great Results. Wellness Benefits All Delaware Schools.

Here in Delaware, our schools are implementing a number of effective plans to keep our children healthy, with excellent results. Take a look below to see what other schools and districts are doing. We can all learn from and share with each other, to the benefit of all our students.



Herramientas de capacitación de los CDC para la salud en las escuelas: Insignia web de desarrollo profesional

Desarrollo profesional

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades ofrecen una variedad de herramientas y recursos para ayudar a los profesionales a adquirir habilidades y estrategias para cumplir sus metas.

The SHAPE America Online Institute is a great way for educators to earn and track professional development hours on their own time.

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