Eight Components

 

Coordinated school health (CSH) is a effective model for connecting physical, emotional, and social health with education. It consists eight interactive components: health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling and psychological services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement. Using this model, schools work within the family and community structure to ensure optimal health and wellness for children.

The following are working descriptions of the eight components of a coordinated school health program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

 

Campaign for Healthy Kids

TAKE 10! is an award-winning school-based intervention integrating physical activity with academic lessons. Joining the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation coalition is part of TAKE 10!’s strategic commitment to partners who help families realize small behavior changes to achieve healthier lifestyles.

 

Michigan Model for Health®

 

The Michigan Model for Health® is a comprehensive and sequential K-12 health education curriculum that aims to give school-aged children (ages 5-19 years) the knowledge and skills needed to practice and maintain healthy behaviors and lifestyles. It provides age-appropriate lessons addressing the most serious health challenges facing school-aged children, including social and emotional health; nutrition and physical activity; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; personal health and wellness; safety; and HIV.