The Healthy Children/Healthy Schools program helps schools provide more opportunities for students to get physical activity, eat healthy and create overall wellness. It aims to promote healthy and equitable school environments.
Through this program, the Health Department’s Neighborhood Health Action Centers help schools:
You can help improve the health of your school community with resources from our Healthy Schools Toolkit.
As part of the Healthy Children/Healthy Schools program, the New York City Excellence in School Wellness Award (ESWA) recognizes elementary schools that are making an effort to create healthy school environments and a culture of wellness. The award highlights school practices and policies that promote children’s health and wellness.
The Excellence in School Wellness Award will be temporarily on hold for 2020. After 10 years, we are taking time to reassess and evaluate the award program. Despite the temporary cessation of the program, we hope that your school will continue to be a leader in the promotion of school wellness.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have or any support you require on school wellness.
Healthy Children/Healthy Schools is operated by the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity. To learn more about the program or ESWA, email firstname.lastname@example.org
¡Buen Provecho! — Eat Well aims to improve healthy food choices, increase access to affordable, nutritious food and foster family engagement within schools. The curricula was developed by registered dietitians. Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions, a list of necessary supplies, an activity and optional discussion questions.
The curricula is free and available for download: