Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
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325 West Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
In-State Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-312-6497
The Office of Healthy SchoolsWelcome to the Office of Healthy Schools Web site! Our Vision is "Florida's Children: Healthy, Fit, and Ready to Learn." The Office of Healthy Schools fully embraces the eight-component Coordinated School Health (CSH) model. This Coordinated School Health approach is designed to address issues of student health and academic success on state, district, and school levels.
|L essons that instill healthy behaviors: Comprehensive Health Education (including HIV/AIDS Prevention)|
|E xercise for strong and flexible bodies: Physical Education|
|A ppealing and healthy food choices: Nutrition Services|
|R eduction of illness and injury: Health Services|
|N urturing, safe, and supportive environment: Healthy School Environment|
|I ntegration of mind, emotion, and body: Counseling, Psychology, and Social Services|
|N etwork of health conscious staff modeling wellness for students: Health Promotion for Staff|
|G ood family and community relations: Family and Community Involvement|
Upcoming Training for District Health and Physical Education CoordinatorsThe Florida Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools is providing a Summer Academy (academy) for district physical education and health education leaders. This training opportunity will be on June 18-19 at Memorial Middle School, 2220 29th Street, Orlando, Florida. The academy is designed for district coordinators of physical education and health education, and lead teachers of each subject. All district coordinators will be allowed to bring one of their exemplary physical education and health education teachers for a maximum of four attendees from each district (one district coordinator for health education, one district coordinator for physical education, one exemplary physical education teacher and one exemplary health education teacher).
Health education and physical education are required instruction for grades K-12. The academy will provide information and resources to district coordinators and their exemplary teachers focusing on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for physical education and health education, and Common Core State Standards for literacy.
The academy will accommodate up to 150 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration cost for the academy is $25.00 per attendee. The district coordinator(s) will need to register and pay for all attendees representing their district at one time. For those traveling over 50 miles and needing travel assistance, the Office of Healthy Schools will reimburse allowable expenses up to $200.00.
Online registration will close Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Register for the upcoming training.
- Instructions on how to apply for travel reimbursement (Word, 26KB)
- Summer Academy travel authorization worksheet (Word, 37KB)
For more information, please contact Anna Holihan at or by phone at 850-245-0881.
Hotel Suggestions for Summer Academy
- Hilton Garden Inn (5 miles from school)
5877 American Way
Orlando, FL 32819
- Doubletree by Hilton (4 miles from school)
5780 Major Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
- Days Inn (1.5 miles from school)
2500 West 33rd Street
Orlando, FL 32839
Healthy District RecognitionSince 2009, Florida's Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids have had the honor of recognizing twenty-seven Florida districts as Healthy School Districts. Recognition is based on submission of the completed Florida Healthy School District (FHSD) Self-Assessment. This recently updated instrument is designed to assess the status of policies and practices that support the highest levels of health and academic achievement for students and staff.
The self-assessment is based on the eight component areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coordinated School Health (CSH) model. It focuses on district infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes. We all know that health and academic success are interrelated. This tool provides a method for districts to assess areas of success and opportunities for improvement. To complete a Healthy District Self-Assessment tool please go to the Safe Healthy Schools Florida website.
Recognition is awarded for a period of two years. If a bronze, silver, or gold level score is achieved, your district will be featured on the Healthy District website . Additionally, your district will be eligible to participate in the Healthy District Collaborative supported by the Florida Departments of Health and Education.
Regardless of whether you apply for recognition we would like to encourage your district team to complete the tool and use the self-assessment as an internal guide. Teams that completed the tool reported that the process improved their knowledge of standards, legislation, and best practices; and enhanced their ability to maximize resources and eliminate duplication.
Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit
- Please provide your contact information, and then you will receive a link to the Tool Kit.
It is important that we gather data regarding who is accessing the Tool Kit. Your contact information will not be shared.
- Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit (PDF, 4MB)
- Additional Resources (Word, 4MB)
- Letter of Support from State Board of Education (PDF, 469KB)
- User Survey - Please let us hear from you regarding your use of the Tool Kit
- Webinar - Introduction to Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit