Nutrition and Fitness Resources


School-based health centers (SBHCs) deliver both clinical and non-clinical services to improve healthy eating and active living, reduce overweight and obesity, and prevent and manage chronic conditions such as type II diabetes.

SBHCs help increase the number of students exposed to programs and activities that encourage healthy eating and active living and can provide added benefit in the against childhood obesity. Recent research shows that adolescent SBHC users get more physical activity and eat more healthy foods than do SBHC non-users.1

Resources for SBHCs and Staff

Resources for Students

Resources for Parents/Caregivers

  • Tips for Helping Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables (English/Spanish)
  • Eating Healthy In Our Neighborhoods (English/Spanish
  • Promoting Physical Activity (English/Spanish
  • Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables: Encourages persons who receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eat more fruits and vegetables and become more physically active by offering nutrition workshops, cooking demonstrations and other educational activities at food pantries, shelters, farmers’ markets, and other community settings

Literature on SBHCs and Nutrition

For a full database on published literature related to School-based health centers and Nutrition visit the SBHC Literature Database built by the National School-Based Health Alliance. Below are some papers we believe highlight the important role of SBHCs in building nutrition and fitness knowledge among students