Click here to view the presentation on School Wellness given 1/16/13 by Nurse Amy.
Many studies show there are benefits to a School Wellness Program such as
- increased academic success
- increased focus and attention in class
- decrease in risky behaviors
- improved outlook on life
- decrease in obesity which reduces the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes
But here is the #1 reason to be passionate about and put energy toward School Wellness: This generation of children is on track to be the first to not live as long as their parents! JES is part of a nation wide movement to reverse this trend by increasing physical activity and improving nutrition. To learn about the exciting programs going on Nationally and Locally, click the link above for the wellness presentation.