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Student Wellness Programs
Student Wellness Grant
In 2008, the State legislature passed HB 1224, providing state money from Amendment 23 to be used for Student Wellness Programs to address:
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:
Physical Education and Physical Activity
Nutrition Environment and Services
Counseling Psychological and Social Services
Social Emotional Climate
Student Wellness and Healthy Schools Fact Sheets
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. This is a five year grant supporting these districts.
Previously Funded Student Wellness Programs
- Cripple Creek
- Grand County Schools
- South Routt/Hayden
- Lake County
- Manitou Springs
- Woodland Park
Success Stories from Funded Sites
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Mathew, Office of Health & Wellness at 303-866-6903