Children spend about 6 – 7 hours a day at school. This makes the school environment important in promoting healthy options and behaviors. Use the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model to promote positive behaviors and lessen negative behaviors. The WSCC model has 10 components:
Check out the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model and learn more about each of the 10 components.
Children eat half of their daily calories while at school. Creating a nutritious environment allows students access to nutritious foods and teaches them how to make healthy food choices.
Students need 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. Schools provide safe and supportive environments for kids to be physically active.
Hydrating the body helps children play and learn! Water should be available to students throughout the school day. Low-fat milk is great to serve at meal time too.
Parents play a big role in child health and learning. When parents are engaged, children choose healthier behaviors, get better grades and have better social skills. It also helps parents be healthy too!