The Keyes Union School District developed a Student Wellness Policy to promote student health through teaching nutrition education, assuring that the foods students eat at school are healthy, and encouraging physical education and activity. Take a look at some of the important parts of the policy.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has funded the CHKS since 1997 to provide data that would assist schools in: (1) fostering positive school climates and engagement in learning; (2) preventing youth health-risk behaviors and other barriers to academic achievement; and (3) promoting positive youth development, resilience, and well-being. A thorough understanding of the scope and nature of youth behaviors, attitudes, and learning conditions is essential to guide school improvement efforts and to also develop effective prevention, health, and youth development programs. These surveys grew out of CDE’s commitment to helping schools promote the successful cognitive, social, and emotional development of all students and create more positive, engaging school environments for students, staff, and parents.