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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Cardiovascular Health Program
Division of Chronic Disease and
Injury Prevention
695 S. Vermont Ave., 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 351-7887
Fax: (213) 637-4879
pacvh@ph.lacounty.gov

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Links To Other Websites And Resources For Schools:

Los Angeles County School District Resources



  • ABC Unified School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • Compton Unified School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • El Monte City School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • Los Angeles Unified School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • Mountain View School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • Pasadena Unified School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.

  • Pomona Unified School District Health Fact Sheet 2010


  • This downloadable document provides information about childhood obesity, academic performance, park space, and economic hardship within the District and the Cities it serves. In addition, it provides policy recommendations for improved student and community health.



    National Resources



  • CDC:Kids Walk to School


  • To support the national goal of better health through physical activity, CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program has developed KidsWalk-to-School. This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.

  • SPARK


  • SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. SPARK provides training, equipment and curricula for physical education. Visit this website to get more information.

  • Action for Healthy Kids


  • Action for Healthy Kids is committed to working with schools to help kids learn to eat right and be active every day so they’re ready to learn. This website provides access to nutrition and physical activity programs for before, during and after school, and resources are available to help schools implement and measure the success of programs.

  • CATCH


  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in children from preschool through grade 8.

  • Physical Activity At School


  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed this website to help strengthen physical activity environments at schools and reduce childhood obesity. Research briefs, guides, reports, and tools, and toolkits are available.

  • American Council on Exercise Get Fit! Health and Fitness Information


  • This website provides information a variety of fitness information, fitness videos, and other resources.

  • YMCA


  • Find information on various programs and activities related to physical activity in or near your community.

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America


  • Find information on various programs and initiatives that help youth achieve and maintain healthy, active lifestyles.



    California Resources

     
  • California Project Lean


  • California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) (CPL) is a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute focusing on youth empowerment, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions. The website provides you with a wealth of resources, evaluations, articles and materials for promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

  • Children's Power Play Campaign Resources


  • The Network for a Healthy California offers tools and resources from their Children's Power Play! Campaign develops to help educate, motivate, and empower 9- to 11-year-old children to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active. The materials are research-based, educator-friendly, and appealing to children.

  • California Healthy Kids Resource Center


  • The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) maintains a comprehensive collection of reviewed health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, LEA staff and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs.

  • California After School Resource Center


  • Find a variety of policy, planning & evaluation, resources, and tools to encourage physical activities at schools.

  • California Department of Public Health Physical Activity Testing


  • Find information and how well schools near you scored on Includes information regarding the physical fitness test required to be administered to all California students in grades 5, 7, and 9.



    LA County Resources

  • LA County Be Active Resource Directory


  • Listed in this directory is information on nutrition and physical activity resources located throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, a wide variety of internet resources are included.

  • Los Angeles County Nutrition Program

  • [link to website]
    Check out this comprehensive website offering information on eating right and staying healthy. Find cookbooks, healthy eating guides, important healthy information, and a variety of other resources.
  • County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation


  • Find information about the Department of Parks and Recreation.

  • Park Finder Locator Page


  • Find a park near you using this Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation locator page and click on the link to access "Play for Life" videos on YouTube.


    Downloadable Forms


  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People


  • Developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other federal agencies, state agencies, universities, national organizations, and professional associations, these guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in helping young people adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

  • Asthma and Physical Activity in the Schools


  • The NIH and NHLIB created this document to help classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and coaches help their students participate fully and safely in sports and physical activities.

  • Bright Futures: Physical Activity


  • Bright Futures-At the University of Georgetown- provides this resource for developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy through adolescence.

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.



    Tools



  • Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)


  • This CDC resource will help school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards.

  • The New California After School Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool


  • The California After School Network in collaboration with other agencies and organizations developed this tool to help after-school programs self-assess their program and make plans for program improvement, including in areas related to physical activity and nutrition.

  • Healthy Schools Product Navigator


  • The Alliance for a Healthier Generations (a collaboration between the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation) developed this free tool help schools create a shopping list of foods from companies that have agreed to produce and sell products to schools that meet the Alliance’s healthy snack guidelines.

  • Make Your Calories Count


  • Developed by the FDA, Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. The exercises will help consumers use the food label to make decisions about which food choice is right for them. The program is available as an interactive Training Module for download. PDFs and transcripts for printing and accessibility are also available.

  • Portion Disortion


  • Developed by the DHHS, NIH, and NHLBI, this interactive learning module helps you compare today's portion sizes with those from 20 years ago. Be amazed at how much portions have changed!

  • Food Standards Calculator


  • Available for both middle and high school students, this tool was developed by California Project Lean to help schools determine if an individual food item would meet the food standards for calories, fat, saturated fat, and sugar established by California’s legislation (SB 12).

  • Policy and Advocacy Tools


  • The California Project Lean developed these tools to help schools improve their school nutrition and physical activity environment.

  • Kids Quiz


  • Test your student's knowledge about nutrition, fitness, health, physical education, sports, and other topics and trivia. Features include: answering a question each day with the chance for both the students and the teacher at the school to win weekly prizes in a drawing.

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