Elementary School Wellness Programs
Empowered Wellness delivers best-of-breed wellness solutions for elementary schools, built on our proprietary platform: SMALL CHANGES ADD UP TO BIG IMPROVEMENTS!
After delivering a keynote presentation (“What is True Student Development?”) at a Fairfax County Public School annual kickoff event for Principals and Assistant Principals, we were hired by the county to complete wellness best practice consultations with ~30 of their diverse school administrative teams. The purpose was to understand the current state of wellness in those communities, the desired state, and the challenges in getting there. We thoroughly evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of all legacy wellness programs and policies. We corralled all of the well-intended but disconnected wellness activities, events, and education. We took the time to interview the school wellness champions, teachers, students, and a variety of parents from diverse cultures and socioeconomic situations.
Leveraging our team's core expertise in nourishment, fitness, and our wellness coaching, we developed an goal-oriented program that will inspire staffs and students alike. We address wellness comprehensively in areas such as drinking, eating, exercising, and scheduling (i.e.: daily routines, sleep, and screen time). It includes:
- S.M.A.R.T. wellness goals program for students and staff, that tie together all school wellness content and activity
- Popular school assemblies
- Hands-on after-school enrichment programs for kids and teachers
- PTA presentations and workshops
- Online classes for "busy" parents
- Activity books and other materials that connect at school and at home
Although we highly recommend using the wellness program as a platform to support other components, schools can choose individual pieces and add others later. Our messages are so simple that it's common for even first graders to repeat them to us a year after we've presented to their Kindergarten class!