Schools are in a unique position to promote health among students and help reverse the trend of students adopting unhealthy lifestyles. Current research shows that student-led activities, with the support of interested adults, are well-received by peers in the school environment. Therefore, forming a Wellness Council with students can have a great impact on school health and can create a healthier future. Involving parents and community groups in wellness activities in the school is also beneficial to improving the health of students.
For more information on starting a wellness council check out our Guide to School Wellness