Physical health is the physical well-being of the school community and its members.
Environments that enhance student learning require attention to the physical health and safety needs of the entire school community. Research demonstrates that academic achievement improves in schools where students are physically healthy and feel physically safe. This includes a healthy school nutrition environment that provides students with nutritious and appealing foods and beverages, consistent and accurate messages about good nutrition, and ways to learn about and practice healthy eating. Ultimately, a healthy school community is the foundation for a comprehensive high-quality education.