• Provides an opportunity for school districts to create an environment conducive to healthy lifestyle choices.
• Recognizes the critical role of schools in curbing the epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity.
• Acknowledges local community responsibility to support or build on government efforts to uphold high nutrition and physical activity standards for our students.
• Supports the research that says students who have access to regular, vigorous exercise and healthful foods perform better academically.
PSD implements wellness strategies in schools using Coordinated School Health (CSH), the recommended best practice for school wellness recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The CSH model focuses on 8 branches that relate to wellness:
There are currently 40 schools in PSD with wellness teams implementing CSH. Check if your school is on the list and read about how to get involved with implementing wellness strategies now.