100 Day Report: The Trump Administration’s Actions on Student Health and Wellness
How has the Trump administration acted on the opportunity to help create a better future for our children and our nation by improving health in schools?
The President of the United States has the opportunity to help create a better future for our children and our nation by improving health in schools. Tremendous opportunity exists for the executive branch to support states, school districts and communities in creating the conditions of student health and wellness and giving all children a chance for a healthy, brighter tomorrow. In its first 100 days, how has the Trump administration acted on this opportunity?
This report follows HSC’s October 2016 report, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Recommendations for the Next Administration, which details recommended actions for the administration in each area. The new report provides an overview of actions taken or proposals made by the Trump administration and the potential impact on school health and student wellness in four key areas: school health services, education policy, healthy and green schools and healthy school food.
We are concerned that the actions of this administration in its first 100 days indicate a lack of regard for the value of school health. These actions have in some cases put important supports for health and learning in jeopardy, including supports for our nation’s most vulnerable children.