National Healthy Schools Day


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 (NHSD) activities are hosted by many agencies and organizations. Collectively, this public health observance 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.


2019 theme: “A healthy school for every child – eliminating hazards in school and child care infrastructure”

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This year’s theme supports research that indicates health hazards in school are growing and come in many shapes and forms. They include, paint, water, building and instructional materials, soil and products. The prevalence of lead is threatening the health and safety of children and youth in school and child care settings.

In 2019, all NHSD stakeholders will share how health hazards impact the public health of their school’s infrastructure and school community.

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

SOPHE participates in NHSD, sponsored by Healthy Schools Network, a collaborative observance supported by state education, health, district/school and public health stakeholders to magnify the importance of healthy, safe and supported school environments where children have an improved chance to learn and grow as successful students and become healthy adults.