Using a small grant from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, staff from Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School sought to build a multipronged wellness system with a strong emphasis on mental health.
“Together, we can improve access to drinking water in schools, use local school wellness policies to improve water quality, educate families, help people pledge to drink water instead of sugary beverages and much more."
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.