Children spend the majority of their waking hours at school where they
consume 30 - 60 percent of their daily calories. Schools can, therefore,
be a champion in encouraging kids to eat healthy and stay active now,
which helps them develop healthy habits that will serve them later in
life. Not only does this make for healthier kids (and future adults),
but it also helps them to be better learners, through improved
attendance, behavior, and academic performance.
BE WELL partners with schools to provide technical assistance and funding in support of the following healthy school best practices, which become the backbone of a comprehensive and sustainable healthy school environment: