Community Voices for Health is a school-based program that engages middle school children, teachers, staff and families in building a healthier school community through advocacy and education with experiential, empowering learning opportunities.
CVH is comprised of 4 domains of influence in order to support a coordinated approach: local policy, students, families (community) and school teachers and staff.
KTA is a youth empowerment program that uses a combination of group discussion and performance-based activities to teach students nutrition life skills and to advocate for change that improves their ability to make healthful lifestyle choices. Core learning standards are targeted to support teacher goals. The program end product is a film of each student group singing, acting, dancing, teaching, presenting and about nutrition and food justice issues.
The American University, School of Education, Teaching and Health (SETH), in partnership with the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), is compiling data that will help understand the implementation and impact of the Healthy Schools Act on the school health environment data.
Integrating Concepts about Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity into Middle School Curriculum:Lessons for Creatively meeting the Core Standards for Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies -Click to Download Curriculum PDF