Stetson Elementary School Wellness
Stetson's 2021-22 Wellness Success Story
This year Stetson Elementary School had many successes in the area of student and staff wellness.
- 142 lives were saved by the students participating in the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge and we raised over $7,076.81
- Stetson continued the social-emotional online program called Camp Timber which all grade levels K-5 used to help teach students social and emotional learning, using digital animations, real-life video modeling, songs, e-books, and off-line activities.
- Stetson teachers use Go Noodle activities to give their students movement and brain breaks.
- 33 staff members participated in the “Walktober” multidistrict steps competition.
- Some Stetson staff are participating in “Feels Like a Million” challenge in the months of April and May.
- Stetson staff members all received an all-weather umbrella from money we received from UMR funding . These umbrellas can be used to help protect them from all different weather conditions.
Wellness Policy Overview
District 49's wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council should email email@example.com for additional information.
A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here.
Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, rewards & fundraisers:
- All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing that the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
- No candy or sodas are allowed.
- Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the Wellness Policy Guidelines.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
- Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available, nor can quality and sanitation standards be controlled.
- Fundraiser guidelines may also be found in the Wellness Policy Guidelines.
Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories
Non-Food Celebration Ideas
Cascadian Farm Kid-Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar
Smencils (smell good pencils)
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn
6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers
Stretch Island Fruit Leather
Applesauce on the Go
Post its in fun shapes
Fruit cups in 100% juice
Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps
Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box
Seeds for planting
Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar
Lead a Dance Break
Our commitment to physical activity:
- Physical education is provided in elementary, middle, and high school.
- Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
- Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
- Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings.
- Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.
Hunger Free Hotline
Call the hotline at 855-855-4626, statewide, toll-free. Help is just a phone call away for families, seniors, and other individuals who are in need of food assistance anywhere in Colorado. Hunger Free Colorado (HFC) Hotline is a statewide, bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources. It is a free “one-stop” resource that offers geographically-based referrals to both public and private food assistance programs across the state.