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FAQ - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responds to questions about indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools and provides the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit.

Review Date: January 26, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?

Use the checklist to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Is Your Child Positioned for School Success?- (PDF)

Find tips from occupational therapists to improve your child's ability to use computer time effectively, finish homework successfully, and develop social skills appropriate for learning.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Lice Aren't So Nice

Lice are very, very small insects that can live in your hair and spread easily to children at school. Find out what you can do to prevent or get rid of lice.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

National PTA Programs

Find tools for PTAs and parents to gauge potential safety risks and how to talk to their child to avoid these risks, and work with their schools to create a safe learning environment.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

PTA National Headquarters

Parents’ Resource Center - Center for Health and Health Care In Schools

Find parent-friendly resources on child and adolescent health issues and a guide written to help parents assess health-related services and programs at their child's schools.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

Center for Health and Health Care In Schools

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Your Schools- (PDF)

It is important for all school staff members to know how to recognize a sudden cardiac arrest, how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), and how to carry out an emergency plan in the event that they witness an unresponsive victim.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation

Protect the Environment: at Work

This guide offers to tips on preventing pollution at the workplace, and raising awareness of health and safety issues in the office, at school and in other environments.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Renovate Right- (PDF)

Read this important lead hazard information for families, child care providers and schools.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

School & Family Problems of Children With Kidney Failure- (PDF)

Having kidney failure influences a child's self-image and relationships with peers and family. It can lead to behavior problems and make achieving goals more difficult. Being aware of these problems can help you recognize that your child may need some additional guidance.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

School Meals Child Nutrition Programs

This page provides links to information about the USDA's School Meals programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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