Health & Nutrition

Resources and cases pertaining to nutrition and student and employee health issues such as insurance, confidentiality of health records, health-related services, drugs, contagious diseases and accommodations for health conditions.

Also visit NSBA's School Health Programs which supports our commitment to help school policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues affecting the academic achievement and healthy development of students and the effective operation of schools.

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Additional Resources

IRS Proposed Rule for Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) offers the following comments to the proposed rule, Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, REG-138006-12, issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on January 2, 2013. NSBA appreciates the opportunity to share with the IRS: (1) the perhaps unanticipated impact certain provisions of the proposed rule may have as public school districts across the country wrestle with questions about which service hours of various categories of staff members are to be included in the full-time equivalent employee counts for “large employer” determinations; and (2) the need for clarification in some before the rule becomes final to minimize any adverse impact on the nation’s schools and students’ educational outcomes.

COSA eDocs Store resources on Health and Nutrition
A collection of downloadable resources available individually for purchase from the NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA) for modest fees.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

American Public Health Association
APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.

American School Health Association
The American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children.

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center located at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

National Assembly of School-Based Health Care
The National Assembly is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to nurture interdisciplinary school-based health care.

National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

Asthma Inhalers in Schools: Rights of Students with Asthma to Free Appropriate Education
American Journal of Public Health, July 2004, Vol 94, No. 7 by Sherry Everett Jones, PhD, JD, MPH, and Lani Wheeler, MD.

NSBA's comments to the Committee on Modeling Community Containment for Pandemic Influenza meeting
Numerous legal issues could arise if school districts were closed for a lengthy period of time due to a pandemic. NSBA submitted comments to the Committee on Modeling Community Containment for Pandemic Influenza meeting on these issues.

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies
Resources and recommendations from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network for providing a safe educational environment for food-allergic students.

Students with Chronic Illnesses: Guidance for Families, Schools and Students
Two-page summary distributed by U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) of family, school district, school, and student responsibilities for managing the student's chronic illness.

Preparing for Pandemic Flu
Article from the June 2006 issue of NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA) newsletter Inquiry & Analysis.

CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health
This February 2008 issue of the American School Health Association's Journal of School Health publishes a review conducted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Centers for Law and Public Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. The report reviews the role of law in schools and then focuses on law and coordinated school health programs.

Legal Preparedness for School Closures in Response to Pandemic Influenza and Other Emergencies
This 2008 report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) by the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities reviews the role of school closures in emergency preparedness, apparent legal authority for school closures, and key issues concerning this authority.

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