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Student Wellness Grant

Background:

In 2008, the State legislature passed HB 1224, providing state money from Amendment 23 to be used for Student Wellness Programs to address:

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Wellness Policies

The Student Wellness Grant, exists to implement student wellness programs that support the implementation of whole school, whole community, whole child approaches to:

  • Increase coordination of policies, practices, and programs to support the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of students and reduce barriers to learning.
  • Build district infrastructure and sustainability to support a WSCC approach.
  • Improve local wellness (USDA) or supporting health and wellness policies aligned with best practices.
  • Increase implementation of district wellness policies and best practices to support healthy eating, physical activity, and health education.
  • Connect school health and wellness efforts to comprehensive health education standards and skills.

The Programs use the Coordinated School Health model (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child)  to address these priorities through:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition Environment and Services
  • Health Services
  • Counseling Psychological and Social Services
  • Social Emotional Climate
  • Physical Environment
  • Family Engagement
  • Community Involvement

Funded Student Wellness Programs 2018 -2021

  • Archuleta School District
  • Center Consolidated Schools
  • CSI - New America School
  • Harrison School District #2
  • Hayden School District
  • Lake County School District *
  • Poudre School District
  • Silverton School District
  • Weld County School District 6
  • El Paso County School District 49
  • Englewood Schools *
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • STRIVE Preparatory Schools
  • Valley RE-1 *
  • Platte Valley RE-7 *
  • Sheridan School District *
  • Weld County RE-1 *

* Funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, School Health Branch, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (CDC-RFA-DP18-1801) Grant.

Previously Funded Student Wellness Programs

  • Center
  • Cripple Creek
  • Englewood
  • Grand County Schools
  • South Routt/Hayden
  • Lake County
  • Manitou Springs
  • Woodland Park

Success Stories from Funded Sites

2015-2016 Student Wellness Grantee Highlights

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Mathew, Office of Health & Wellness at 303-866-6903

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