To end childhood obesity.
Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better.
We partner with school districts to provide nutrition and fitness education, healthy scratch-cooked meals and active recess periods. Our approach improves student outcomes and drives systemic, long-term change, shifting school cultures.
Over one-third of children under the age of 18 in the United States are affected by childhood obesity, with higher prevalence in BIPOC populations. Children spend about 12,000 hours in school between kindergarten and high school graduation, making schools the ideal environment to shape their wellness behavior.