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National Healthy School Day

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 by Maggie LaBarbera

Last week was National Healthy School Day.  This day is dedicated to raising  the awareness of providing healthy environmentally friendly and safe schools for children.

Although, we at Nourish Interactive, don't necessarily focus on the the environment, it is a very important part of a healthy child.

According the the Healthy School Day organization:

  • K-12 schools enroll 55 million children
  • K-12 schools provide jobs to 7 million adults
  • 20% of the total US population is in some school environment every day
  • EPA reports that half of all schools have problems with indoor pollution
  • Indoor pollution is contributing to health and attendance problems

What type of indoor pollutions should you be checking for:

  • molds and mildew
  • dust
  • ventilation
  • toxic fumes and chemical exposures
  • pesticides

More studies:

  1. Towards Healthy Schools 2015: Progress on America’s Environmental Health Crisis for Children 

  2. Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health, Institute of Medicine 

Nourish Thought for the Day:  

A healthy child must have a healthy environment!

More Resources

Green Squad –

Kids for Saving Earth –





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