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Columbus, OH 43215
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SCHOOL WELLNESS

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Our Mission

To become a national school district model for health and wellness.

Vision Statement

"Because we know that the social, emotional and physical wellness of students and staff is vital to student success, the CCS organizational culture will support wellness and our district will serve as a national school district model for health and wellness”

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL 
 
 
 
As schools all over America reopen their doors, parents and kids are talking together about balancing physical activity and safety, and the need for communities that support both. Looking for support and tools to help you create a culture of walking and biking to school? Safe Routes to School (SRTS) can help! Click here for more information on SRTS. 
 
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Water First for Thirst is more than just a message, it is a movement to make water the easy, appealing, first choice for children and families.

WHY WATER FIRST FOR THIRST?

  • Americans consume almost 50 gallons of sugary drinks a year – that equals 38 pounds of sugar!
  • More than 38% of toddlers (age 21-24 months) consumed sugary sweetened beverages at least one time a day in the U.S.
  • Every serving of sugary drinks a child consumes increases his or her chances of becoming overweight or obese by about 60%.
  • For adults, consuming 1 or more sugary drinks each day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 25%.
  • In 2009-2010, about 40% of Ohio’s 3rd graders were consuming 2 or more sugary drinks a day.
  • Soft drinks are the food most strongly linked to increased rates of obesity and risk for diabetes.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Click Here to find resources on what you can do to promote water first for thirst

 
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The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community. Read more about the Whole Child model here.

 


 

RESOURCES

The CCS Wellness Policy (8510) can be found by clicking here. Resources to support this Wellness Policy are found below.

 
 
 
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS:
 

CCS Grant Information
 
Action for Healthy Kids Tools
 
Healthy School Fundraisers 
 
Superfit School Challenge 
 
 
NUTRITION: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
 
 
 
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: 

Time for 10!

 
 
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Mission: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
CCS Wellness Initiative, Jacqueline Broderick-Patton Wellness Initiative Coordinator
jbroderickpatton2086@columbus.k12.oh.us | (614) 365-8995, 61 S. Sixth St. Columbus, OH 43215
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