Join the Wellness Team for 2015-16

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Why a Wellness Team?

1 in 3 children are obese, this generation of children could be the first generation to not outlive their parents. Some students are battling with health issues like diabetes, others may not have other opportunities to be active, to eat enough or eat well.

Benefits of healthier schools

  • Studies show that students with better nutrition have better attention span and class participation.
  • Proper nutrition improves academics, behavioral and emotional functioning, increased grades, lowered absenteeism and improved behavior.
  • Higher levels of activity can relate to higher self-esteem and lower levels of anxiety and stress.
  • Learning to cope with stress in healthy ways can lead to a lifelong lifestyle change and promote positive health.

Future topics for the team

  • Review the district wellness policy
  • Discuss past policy assessments
  • Discuss areas of improvement and concerns
  • Create an action plan in the fall Leverage grant writing or other funding to help improve those topics that are already existing
  • Write articles for the Splash that focus on wellbeing for families and students
  • Discuss the concerns of the nurse, PE, health education, social workers, etc.
  • Bring a backpack program to Seward for those kids who may not have enough to eat over the weekends.
  • Help find resources in the community to support health education for families and students.

Contact to join the Seward Wellness Team for 2015–2016 school year: Carissa Glatt at carissaglatt@yahoo.com

(If you signed up at the Roundtable and did not hear from me, I received several automated email messages that I had the wrong address, so please contact me directly.)