Preston Public Schools recently completed a triennial assessment of its School Wellness Policy. This was a requirement of the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Office of Student Supports and Organizational Effectiveness.
For the most part, Preston is doing well meeting its wellness goals. We continue to implement healthy food choices and cafeteria procedures for students. Faculty and Staff encourage outdoor play at recess and as an earned reward. Our Health Teacher identifies and instructs students on the importance of healthy diet and exercise. Other course curricula; such as science, incorporate diet, digestion, and exercise into their subject matter and lessons.
Preston must begin to create practice implementation plans to ensure full compliance with all elements of the LSWP. A standards based nutrition curriculum will be investigated. Students will become more informed on the definition of Farm to School and Preston will continue to open their fields and track to the community to promote health, fitness, and well-being.
The Preston School Wellness Committee will plan to meet and become more involved now that we are transitioning back to normalcy following COVID. The Committee will be asked to update our Wellness Policy, as well as other policies that directly relate to nutrition and health and wellness overall. They will also assess the possibility of creating a nutrition curriculum for the district.
Currently, one of our teachers is conducting after school exercise classes for faculty and staff. This promotes a positive healthy checklist for students. We hope to continue this effort and others to provide students with an increased knowledge of nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.
School Wellness Assessment Results