Education Resources

Children and youth often spend more waking hours in childcare or school than with their families. These facilities have considerable influence on what children or students eat and how they move. Childcare providers, school staff, teachers, parents, superintendents and school board members are examples of powerful advocates for making childcare and school facilities healthy spaces.

North Carolina has more than one million students in the community college, college, and university settings, along with tens of thousands of staff and faculty. The environment of a college campus can support healthy weight behaviors. From the president or chancellor to the student entering college for the first time, each person has a role to play.