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Well • ness - noun

Well • ness - noun

Definition: Physical well-being, especially when maintained or achieved through good nutrition and regular exercise.

Coronado Unified School District is dedicated to the health and well being of each and every student.  We cannot do it alone, and with your help we will be successful in the important development of each student's mind and body. The District plays a critical role in curbing the epidemic of childhood health issues like obesity, heart disease, and Type II diabetes which are directly associated with poor nutrition and inactivity. Please see our links below for information on healthy snacks and fundraising.
In 2004, Congress passed a law requiring every school district that particpates in the National School Lunch Program to create a local wellness policy by the start of the 2006-07 school year. The District’s local wellness policy applies to every school in the District. The policy will assist schools in improving the health of students by promoting physical activity and nutritious food.
Please see the link below for more information related to our District's Wellness Policy, meetings, and goals:

Wellness Policy (BP 5030)

Intersted in joining our wellness committee? Click here to learn more!
Wellness Committee Goal 2023-24

Wellness Committee Goal 2023-24

Reduction in the amount of waste generated through the implementation of zero-waste stations district-wide. 

Our wellness committee has partnered with South Bay Sustainable Communities to assist in reducing the amount of food waste generated throughout the district.
What we are doing:
  • Providing zero-waste sorting stations at each school site which include share tables, recycling bins, organic bins, and trash bins.
  • Providing all students with grade and age-appropriate training and education on how to use the zero waste stations. 
  • Monitoring the zero waste stations at each school site and providing ongoing training at each site as needed. 
  • Partnering with local food recovery agencies to donate leftover food items to families throughout San Diego County that need it.
  • Encouraging students to utilize the share tables at each school site rather than discarding any whole, packaged, and uneaten food item. 
Why we are doing this: 
  • Decrease the amount of methane gas is generated as a result of excess food waste, which will ultimately aid in protecting our planet.
  • Assist families throughout San Diego County who are food insecure and can benefit from the left-over food generated from our cafeterias.
  • Provide awareness and education to students as to what items qualify as recyclable, compostable, or waste. 
Wellness Committee Goal 2022-23

Wellness Committee Goal 2022-23

Reduce the amount of single-use plastic water bottles by 50% throughout the district.

Our wellness committee has partnered with Emerald Keepers to help reduce the amount of single-use water bottles used district wide!
What we are doing:
  1. Encouraging staff and students to carry reusable water bottles to school and sporting events.
  2. Eliminating the sale of plastic water bottles in the school cafeterias.
  3. Providing education about the detrimental effects of plastic water bottles on the environment and our health to students and staff.
  4. Encouraging students and staff on school campuses to use the water bottle re-filling stations which are easily accessible at all sites.
  5. Discouraging plastic water bottles for class parties, school gatherings, and sporting events.
Why we are doing this: 
  • Only 10% of single-use plastics actually reach the recycling bins, the remainder end up in the landfills, oceans, waterways, and drains.
  • The plastic bottles degrade into microplastics over the years.
  • Microplastics end up being consumed by marine life, which kill millions of marine life per year. 
  • Plastic bottles take over 450 years to degrade. These plastics release greenhouse gas emissions which contributes to global temperature change.
  • Many single use plastics contain bisphenol A (BPA) which is known to act as a hormone disruptor in humans.
Monthly Newsletters: 
Click this link for more information.
Wellness Committee Goal 2018-19

Wellness Committee Goal 2018-19

Decrease recreational screen time through education and awareness

Our wellness committee has decided to use the 5-2-1-0 model to help reach our goal for this year. Click here for more information.
  • Wellness Newsletters
           - January 2019
           - February 2019
           - March 2019
           - April 2019
           - May 2019
           - Brochure- Decrease recreational screen time
           - We will have a special promotion during this week to enhance student awareness of screen time and the effects on the developing mind. See our promotional flyer for more details.
Wellness Assessment 2019-20: WellSAT 3.0 

Wellness Assessment 2019-20: WellSAT 3.0 

School wellness policies are evaluated based on the degree to which they address 67 policy items. These items are categorized into six sections:
1. Nutrition Education
2. Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals
3. Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages
4. Physical Education and Activity
5. Wellness Promotion and Marketing
6. Implementation, Evaluation and Communication
Each policy is rate "0-not mentioned, "1-weak statement," "2-meets or exceeds expectations"
The WellSAT will give you two scores: a comprehensiveness score, which reflects the extent to which recommended content areas are covered in the policy; and a strength score, which describes how strongly the content is stated. Both scores range from 0-100, with lower scores indicating less content and weaker language, and higher scores indicating more content and use of specific and directive language. This wellness assessment was tested in 2018 in a sample of 50 school districts around the country and the average comprehensiveness score was 54 and the average strength score was 33. Our district received a comprehensive score of 58 and a strength score of 48. As we have some areas of improvement, we are definitely on the right track to ensuring our district is doing it's part to keep our students and staff healthy. See the link below for a more detailed look of the assessment.