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Schools and After School | Leadership for Healthy Communities

The Leadership for Healthy Communities national program ended on February 15, 2015.

AT SCHOOL

Many kids consume half of their daily calories at school.

Studies have shown the link between academic achievement and healthy school environments. Because schools are where young people spend most of their time outside of their homes, policymakers and school leaders must ensure that the school environment provides nutritious foods, healthy beverages, and plenty of opportunities for physical activity before, during, and after school.