Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness, and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools.
Through meaningful public-private partnerships, we work with schools to provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals, active recess periods, and fitness and nutrition education. Our partnership approach drives systemic, long-term change, shifting the entire culture of schools.
Over one-third of children under the age of 18 in the United States are overweight or obese. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior.
Wellness in the Schools is part of a diverse community and a common humanity. We serve all children.
We know that there is a relationship between wellness in childhood and a healthy and secure future and that now, more than ever, our work is relevant.
We oppose actions that discriminate against people of color, against women and members of the LGBT community. We oppose actions that target refugees, immigrants and members of any ethnicity, region, or religion.
Such actions undermine the integrity of our nation and fail to reflect the moral courage of its people. Such actions undermine our mission to help all children be healthy and educated and successful.