School Health - FAQs

Why is it important for schools to promote good nutrition and physical activity for students?

Research proves that students with proper nutrition and ample physical activity opportunities perform better academically and have fewer behavioral issues.  Additionally, students who create healthy habits early in life are more likely to be healthier throughout life.

Where can I learn more about the Nevada School Wellness Policy?

The complete Nevada School Wellness Policy and Local School Wellness Policies can be found on the School Health page of the Nevada Wellness website.

How can I request a professional development session for my school?

The Nevada School Health Program Coordinator is happy to schedule professional development sessions on physical activity, physical education, nutrition and various health topics for a groups of people who work in and around the school setting.  Email ccaufield@health.nv.gov for more information.
Last Updated: 7/21/2015