logo_hsnNational Healthy Schools Day is observed annually

Since 2002 parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities, coordinated by Healthy Schools Network, nationwide.

National Healthy Schools Day activities are hosted by many agencies and organizations. Collectively, this public health observances hones in on the importance of EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools guidance as well as other EPA environmental health guidelines and programs for schools and children’s health.

 

2018 theme: “School and Child Care Infrastructure and Lead”

nhs_btn_orThis year’s theme supports multiple bodies of research that indicates there is no safe level of lead for any child. Yet, this health hazard is growing and comes in many shapes in forms: paint, water, building and instructional materials, soil and products. The prevalence of lead in infrastructure is threatening to the health and safety of children and adolescents in school and child care settings.

To learn more and read this year’s news release, check out additional sponsors, or access the activities being hosted around the country, visit National Healthy Schools Day.