The Healthy School Challenge
How can our school best support our overall health and wellness?
One out of two American children suffer from chronic health problems. This project connects nutrition and diet with fitness and exercise, exploring how healthy choices in each of these areas improves overall wellness. Students undertake research that exposes often conflicting ideas and beliefs on health and wellness approaches, and they explore questions about school practices. They arrive at informed, justifiable recommendations that the school community can support, either through changes in policy or through improved implementation of policy.