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Healthy students are better learners, and academic achievement bears a lifetime of benefits for health. However, youth risk behaviors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy dietary behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drug use are consistently linked to poor grades and test scores and lower educational attainment according to 2019 YRBS data.


Partnering with key leaders Nebraska Healthy Schools promotes:


September is National Fruit & Veggies Month!

September is National Fruit & Veggies Month and what better time than now to celebrate nature’s bounty as we head back to school! With 9 out of 10 Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables daily, and recent Produce for Better Health Foundation State Of The Plate research showing a continuous decline, we have got to change how we think about and enjoy fruits and vegetables now or else we are going to have a severe health crisis down the road.

Try this fruit & veggie challenge with your students – 5-a-day!

 Whole Child Newsletters

September 2022


Questions? Contact Erika Wibbels,, 402-219-3897

Healthy Schools Nebraska is supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP004819, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Updated September 6, 2022 6:12pm