Participating Schools

Programs like these have been shown to positively influence children’s food preferences and behaviors.

Coconut Palm K–8 Academy, Florida

Coconut Palm K8 Academy is so pleased to have partnered with Wellness in the Schools! We currently have the wonderful WITS Chef Leonor Azpurua joining us. The students were so excited to learn about what it means to be healthy and some strategies to improve their health such as getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep and exercising at least 30 minutes a day! We also learned about how herbs and spices can help our bodies to think more clearly and alleviate stomach pains. The students enjoyed the pesto that WITS Chef Leonor made for us, that they insisted on growing herbs on our own school grounds. We are currently trying to grow parsley, dill, basil, and rosemary in our school garden which was donated to us at the beginning of this year by the Lavender Ribbon Initiative! We cannot wait to continue learning and growing in our healthy habits that we have learned from WITS Chef Leonor and Wellness in the Schools!” 

–Mrs. Senzig, Lead Magnet Teacher, Coconut Palm K–8 Academy