School wellness goes beyond the foods served on campus. Anyone in the school community can be involved in school wellness, such as parents, administrators, teachers, food service employees, students, coaches and more.
The three main areas of school wellness are physical activity, nutrition education and nutrition guidelines for meals. Foods served at school include in the classroom, cafeteria and at events outside the school day.
Improve school wellness in just a few steps:
Dairy Council of California encourages your health promotion and wellness efforts. Explore the no-cost tools on our site and contact your local Territory Manager for hands-on support.
“The Wellness Impact Report” from National Dairy Council offers empirical evidence that improved nutrition and increased physical activity create an environment that enriches students’ readiness to learn.
Hosting a healthy classroom party can be a blast. We have some theme suggestions that students will find fun and parents and teachers will love for their nutrition boost!
A parent is a child's first teacher! Schools and parents need to work as partners at home and school to stress the importance of good nutrition and physical activity for children. Together, you can help your child build healthy habits for a lifetime. Read more.
Studies have shown time and again the positive influence that physical activity has on students’ academic performance. The improvement has been seen in better grades and higher scores on standardized tests. Read more.
View and listen to Wellness success stories from schools throughout California.
Handouts, resources and suggested outlines included.
Use our self-instructional booklets as part of your school wellness or staff development programs and help ensure your staff is healthy and energized!
Your Foodservice Team is key for creating a healthy school.
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