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Fact Sheet: Classroom Messages

2009 | Download

A healthy school nutrition and physical activity environment is one where nutrition and physical activity (PA) are taught and supported in the classroom, the cafeteria, and throughout the school. Classroom education and classroom activities must provide consistent messages that help students develop healthy eating and PA habits.

Important pieces of the classroom message include: 

  • Nutrition education.
  • Physical Education (PE) and PA opportunities.
  • Healthy classroom celebrations.
  • Appropriate rewards for behavior and performance.
  • Teachers being models for physically active lifestyles and nutritionally sound behaviors

Read the fact sheet from PHI's California Project LEAN, which outlines classroom education and classroom activities that provide consistent messages helping students develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Download the fact sheet. Also available in Spanish.