Mind Body and Wellness
Areas of Wellness
- Emotional Well-Being: Identifying and responding to personal feelings, practicing empathy with others and being resilient in difficult situations
- Physical Wellness: This dimension is compromised of all health aspect that includes but is not limited to nutrition, exercise, weight management, and disease prevention.
- Occupational Well-Being: The wellness that encompasses personal satisfaction in your job or career.
- Social Well-Being: This dimension is includes the aspects pertaining to social connections, relationships, and personal expression
- Spiritual Well-Being: This is the dimension that explores the search for purpose and meaning in life. It can correlate to a religious or higher power being, but is not necessarily needed.
- Intellectual Well-Being: Is accomplished by though provoking mental activities as well as the general brain health
- Environmental Well-Being: This dimension is designated for natural resources and environmental preservation. It considers how the environment can impact human health and includes eco-friendly consideration, recycling, energy, fuel, and water conservation.
- Financial Well-Being: Designed around all finances including the knowledge and skills for financial planning and managing expenses.
Building Healthy Habits
This past year has been a masterclass in resilience for many of us. Resilience helps us get through life's hardships and learn and grow along the way. The ability to learn from mistakes and accept feedback, be persistent, and not give up easily will help maintain positive well-being in children and teach them valuable skills for adulthood. When parents, educators, and caregivers model these qualities themselves, they help show children how to rebound and move past mistakes and problems. The act of “letting go" is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy well-being.
Areas that are covered in this wellness program are
- Access to Free Lunch
- Access to Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Services
- Daily Physical and Active Activities
- Awareness to the Importance of Health and Wellness through "Wellness Week"
- Continued Communication from school to home about health
- Classroom Celebrations that are "Food Free"
- Protects Children with Food Allergies
Resources on Raising Healthy Kids
The AAP Parenting Website
C.S Mott Children's Hospital University of Michigan Health
Parenting is an adventure! The Your Child library was designed to provide parents with helpful information on common physical, mental and social health topics.
From behavioral challenges and developmental milestones to preventing injuries and making healthy choices, you’ll find a wide range of U-M pediatrician-approved information you can trust.
Center for Effective Parenting
Please join us for a Family University presentation on Mind-Body Wellness. All details are below!