Wellness in the Schools Benefit
Wellness in the Schools inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in New York City’s public schools. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, Wellness in the Schools creates hands-on programs such as Cook for Kids, Green for Kids and Coach for Kids. These programs provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn and grow.
The idea for WITS grew out of a common interest shared by a group of concerned NYC public school parents. In 2005, we united in the conviction that healthier bodies make healthier minds, and that, conversely, unhealthy school environments interfere with student health, school attendance and academic achievement.
Our goal is simple: we want our children to have the best possible environment in which to learn.