SPS Wellness Plan

SPS Wellness Plan Promotes Healthy People 2020

One major goal of Healthy People 2020 is to promote healthy places and environments. The SPS Wellness Plan is taking on part of this responsibility in school by setting guidelines for establishment of indoor and outdoor air quality. Schools also prohibit tobacco and the use of cigarettes on campus.
Another major goal of Healthy People 2020 is to make wellness a way of life and enhance quality of life for individuals and communities. To help accomplish this in schools, the SPS Wellness Plan states that it's physical activity goal is to assist students in learning to value and enjoy physical activity as an ongoing part of a healthy lifestyle. To educate the community and families of students, flyers and newsletters may be sent home with students.
Another major goal of Healthy People 2020 is to promote the best possible health in order to end preventable death, illness, injury, and disability. The SPS Wellness Plan is taking action by limiting amounts of sugar, fat, calories, and sodium. They are also prohibiting carbonated beverages and energy drinks with the exception of celebrations. SPS is trying to add more fruits and veggies into meals and make them more nutritional. When presented healthy foods, students may be less likely to develop health problems later on in life.

A national health goal of Healthy People 2020 is to lower the percentage of obesity among Americans to 5%. With the help of SPS, this goal will hopefully be accomplished.