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Create a Healthy School

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Beyond Back to School
The only thing more inevitable than the long, lazy days of summer is the return to school at each summer’s end. A safe school not only means one that is secure, but one that is healthy. At the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, we are deeply concerned about the nation’s aging school infrastructure. Parents should feel confident that their kids won’t be made sick by the poor quality of the school building itself. Read more

Healthy Schools Network

kids_park_shutterstock_197363645_croppedFounded in 1995, Healthy Schools Network is an award winning 501c3 that has fostered the national healthy school environments movement. It is widely recognized as the nation’s leading voice for children’s environmental health at school. As an EPA and CDC partner, its expertise is also recognized by Congress, NGOs, university centers, NGOs, and the media. Read more


Green Schools Initiative

girl_cleaning_chalkboard_shutterstock_248555125The Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids' schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S. Read more


Back to School, Away from Toxins

old_school_classroom_shutterstock_295505420_recoloredFor countless American kids, back to school time means shopping for new backpacks, supplies, and outfits. For millions of families, especially those whose children have asthma and other health or learning issues, it also means ensuring that their child’s school won’t make them sicker, or interfere with their learning. Read more


Healthier Back to School Shopping

Girl_School_ShoppingAs parents across the country send their kids back to school, the isles of big-box stores become crowded with shoppers picking up everything from file folders to snacks. While price may be an issue, considering what products are healthiest for our children may be critical in the long run. Read more


6 Back-to-School Tips for Healthier Kids

Marco_Marissa_Yoga_Untitled-1It all happens so quickly. One minute you’re dropping the kids off at day camp and the next you’re sitting in an aisle of your local drugstore, staring at the shiny new binders, No. 2 pencils, and superhero-themed backpacks. Learn more

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