Connecting Health and Education

The realities of working and parenting have meant that many schools are stepping up to provide more basic health and nutrition-related services for families. Below are recommendations and background materials prepared by Summit advocates working to ensure that students are healthy and ready to learn.

Full-Service Community Schools

Prepared by Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth

Recommendations on Community Schools

Fact Sheet: Community Schools

Legislative History: Community Schools, Healthy Start and Summer Learning


School Health and Support Services

Prepared by Serena Clayton, Executive Director, California School Health Centers Association

Recommendations on School Health and Support Services

Fact Sheet: School Health and Support Services

Legislative History: School Health and Support Services


School Meals

Prepared by Ken Hecht, Executive Director, California Food Policy Advocates

Recommendations on Child Nutrition

Fact Sheet: School Meal and CACFP Utilization

Legislative History: Child Nutrition


Physical Education

Prepared by Jennifer Richard, Policy Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Recommendations on Physical Activity in Schools

Legislative History: Physical Activity in Schools