Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed with health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, guidance counselors, and the school nurse. View our Wellness Policy
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.
Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
A plan for measuring the implementation of the local wellness policy and designation of one or more persons in the district or at each school to oversee the implementation of the adopted wellness policy
Wellness in the Works
Does the Tustin Unified School District have a Wellness Policy?
Yes! The district adopted a Wellness Policy in 2006. The policy applies to every school in the district. The policy assists schools in improving the health of students by promoting physical activity and access to nutritious foods.
Why is wellness important at school?
We know that healthy students learn better. Research has shown a strong link between student health and learning. Increased physical activity and healthy eating habits help students stay focused in school and can reduce and prevent overweight and obesity.
How can I help?
There are many ways you can help support the policy.
Show support for the policy. Spread the word and incorporate the ideas into your home life.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk and 100% juice drinks are encouraged on campus. Candy, cupcakes, and sugary beverages are to be avoided during school hours (PLEASE do not send these to school, even for holidays and birthdays).
What if I want to do more?
Become a representative for your school site Wellness Team. Volunteer to be on the District’s Wellness Commitee by contacting the district’s wellness lead, Theresa Squibb or call 714-730-7301 x396.