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Healthy Schools


The DCSD believes that healthy and happy students perform better! Current research proves that students who eat nutritious foods, exercise throughout the day, sleep enough, use stress relieving strategies, and work in a safe learning environment perform better. We live in a world where a strong foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core subjects is still as important as ever, yet by itself is insufficient for lifelong success.  


The Healthy Schools Department bases their work on the Whole School, Community, Child model created by ASCD, which optimizes learning, engages students, and encourages community involvement.  This model works by coordinating the 10 components of the model and utilizing our learning communities.  In the end, our goal is that students feel safe, healthy, challenged, supported, and engaged. Healthy and happy students perform better!


Visit our blog at: Healthy Schools Blog

Through the Healthy Schools Department, schools can receive the following services:

  • Creating Healthy Schools Teams

  • Building School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) at each school that meets the needs of the culture and climate of each school.

  • Creating Student Led Health Teams

  • Mindful Life School Program

  • GoNoodle

  • Implementing Healthy Rewards/Snacks/Birthday Treat Policies

  • Increasing Physical Activity (PA) Before, During, & After School

  • Healthy Fundraising

  • Resource Lending Library for school wellness

  • Great Body Shop Curriculum

  • Learning Landscapes Toolkit

  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs

  • American Heart Association Jump Rope for Hearts/Hoops for Heart

  • Fuel Up to Play 60

  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs

Safe Routes to Schools

Research proves that walking to school gets the brain ready for learning! Please take advantage of DCSD's Safe Routes to Schools maps found on



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Healthy Schools
Healthy Schools
Office number: 303-387-0029