School Wellness Success

August 10, 2016

Gym Class

As outlined by CDC, there are many benefits to school wellness! However, sometimes the benefits get lost in misunderstanding and interpretations! Communication is a key to getting everyone on board for successful change. Develop simple consistent messages of the links between physical activity, healthy eating, health and academic success. Healthy kids feel and learn better!

Identify opportunities for community partners to express their support. Not only will community partners add credibility to the changes proposed, they can also enhance communication through their networks.

Seek ways for families to participate in decision making and express their concerns. Develop trust through two way conversations. For example, at parent-teacher conferences share (on a bulletin board, or provide as a handout) a healthy snacks list and invite feedback.

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