A well-equipped, inviting staff and teacher lounge is a place to unwind and refresh. Lower stress levels can help staff remain healthy and engaged, and perform at their best. A recent look at staff break-room makeovers found that they can come with big benefits that school staff appreciate.
The #WellnessWins campaign aims to highlight the success achieved by school districts in implementing healthier policies and practices. Effective school wellness policies are the building blocks for healthy school environments.
"A student who has daily physical activity will have a better chance at academic success,” said Georgia physical education teacher Teresa Wheeler. “One of my favorite quotes is, ‘Learn to play, play to learn.’”
Just five a day: That’s how many servings of fruits and vegetables physicians recommend that children eat. But if you’re dealing with a picky eater, that goal can seem unattainable. It takes time for children to adjust to the flavors and textures of new foods. So if at first you don’t succeed, keep trying.
In the last year, though, new federal regulations went into effect that help schools encourage students to make healthy food and snack choices. The rule makes sure foods offered and marketed to students during the school day have consistent nutrition standards.
1 in 3 young people experience teen dating violence. Because there are real dangers that come with being in an abusive relationship, and teens often have little experience with healthy dating relationships, adults can be instrumental sources of education, guidance and support.
A key to improved health care for students is access. School-based health centers are where many schools' primary care and behavioral health staff collaboratively address the health needs of students. And they do it where children and adolescents spend most of their time — at school.