Healthy Kids

    Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Programs and Services support the growth and development of a healthy, well-rounded student by meeting not only the academic needs of students, but also supporting social, emotional and physical needs of students. 

    Student Nutrition

    The links below provide general student nutritional information.


    Also, a series of Parent Fact Sheets have been developed by the PA Department of Education.  These reproducible masters address nutrition, physical education, child nutrition programs, and ways in which parents can support a healthy school environment.

    Fundraising - provides fundraising options that send positive health messages to students, parents, and the community

    Healthy Rewards for Children - provides suggestions for kid-friendly rewards that do not compromise health or nutrition
    National School Lunch Program - provides answers to questions about the National School Lunch Program

    Quality Physical Education - provides an overview of quality physical education

    School Breakfast Program - provides answers to questions about the national School Breakfast Program

    School Wellness Policies - provides answers to questions about school wellness policies



    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has developed helpful tips and suggestions regarding influenza.

         Top 10 Tips for Preventing Spread of the Flu