Fitness, health, nutrition and overall wellness are strongly linked to student academic achievement and foster lifelong wellness for students, staff and families.
The Edmonds School District is committed to promoting:
Fitness – Through a strong, comprehensive physical education curriculum (taught by highly qualified teachers certified in physical education)
Health – By supporting the staff and students in the district, Certificated School Nurses as RNs develop health-related policies and procedures to assure compliance with federal and state laws; promote health and illness prevention with instruction in healthy living; support office staff in providing safe legal care in the health room; and provide case management services for students with health conditions to allow them to access their education. Classified RNs support individual students who require a specific licensed nursing service.
Nutrition – By offering meals, planned by a Registered Dietitian and a team of Certified Nutrition Professionals, that meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for Calories, Protein, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C at age-appropriate levels. The menus are also planned to maximize fiber and minimize sodium, cholesterol, total fat and saturated fat. The meals are eye-appealing, tasty, convenient, and a great value.
Wellness - By creating a District Wellness Committee, that stresses nutrition education and encourages students to make healthy choices and live active lifestyles.
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"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." - Hippocrates (c.460-377BC)
"You can't educate a child who isn't healthy, and you can't keep a child healthy who isn't educated."
- M. Joycelyn Elders, 15th Surgeon General of the United States