8 Components of Coordinated School Health
definition all Coordinated School Health Components must work together
to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these
components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH
to have significant impact.
- Health Education:
Kindergarten through high school health education curriculum that is
sequential and developmentally appropriate, and that addresses physical,
mental, emotional, and social dimensions.
- Physical Education and Physical Activity: Physical education classes and physical activities that promote physical fitness, motor skills, social and personal.
- Health Services: Services provided to students to appraise, protect, and promote health.
- Nutrition Services:
Access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate
the health and nutrition needs of all students and provides learning
experiences in nutrition and health and links to nutrition-related
- Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services:
Services provided to improve students’ mental, emotional, and social
health. These services improve the health of the students and the health
of the school environment.
- Healthy School Enviornment:
A school atmosphere supported by programs and policies that nurture
positive behavior, assure safety, and promote a feeling of belonging and
respect for all students, staff, and families. This component involves
the physical and aesthetic surroundings, climate and culture of the
- Staff Health and Wellness: Work-site health promotion programs that encourage and support staff in pursuing healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
- Family and Community Involvement: Active participation of these groups in policy and program development and integration of community resources and service.