Current Topics in School Health


The USDA’s New Food Pyramid can be accessed from

Click on the link to identify the nutrition choices that will help you maximize your personal health and nutrition.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The federal government’s nutrition guidelines to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity.


Childhood Obesity

Discovery Health

Learn about the latest research on Childhood Obesity, and link to the Discovery Health television program, Childhood Obesity: Combating the Epidemic.

Nationwide Trends in Obesity

A MS Powerpoint presentation produced by the Center for Disease Control



American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Asthma is the most common serious chronic disease of childhood, affecting nearly five million children in the United States. Asthma in children is the cause of almost three million physician visits and 200,000 hospitalizations each year.

California Department of Health Services, Childhood Asthma Initiative

The goals of the Childhood Asthma Initiative (CAI) are to decrease asthma morbidity and to improve the quality of life of children less than five years old with asthma and their families. These goals are to be accomplished by improving the delivery, quality, and coordination of preventive, educational, and medical care services directed toward childhood asthma.

Asthma Trends by County

An Adobe Acrobat file from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.


Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.