The Opportunity in School Improvement Plans
Studies document what teachers, parents and education leaders know: Healthy students are more likely to attend school, are better able to focus in class and are more ready to learn, ultimately earning better grades and achieving more in school.
Schools should and do play a powerful role in supporting students’ well-being and that student health builds a foundation for learning. In a healthy school, students learn— through lessons and through example—to value their own health and that of others. With access to good nutrition, physical activity, basic safety, clean air and water, health services and education about how to make healthy choices, students are able to thrive.
A key opportunity for advancing student health and wellness is to integrate health and wellness into the school improvement plan, the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP).
Take the Pledge!
I believe healthy, active and well-nourished children are more likely to attend school, be ready to learn and stay engaged in class and that schools play an important role in supporting student health and wellness.
I pledge to support the health and wellness of our students by integrating health and wellness goals in our school improvement plan, the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP), and, ultimately, ensure all students have the opportunity to be the best learners they can be.