Stetson Elementary School Wellness

  • Stetson's 2020-21 Wellness Success Story

    This year Stetson Elementary School had many successes in the area of student and staff wellness.


    • A hydration station was purchased using a CDE Student Wellness Grant for the 4th and 5th grade modular building to provide access to water for students 
    • A Staff, School, and Community cookbook project is in progress.  The production of the cookbook will continue during the next school year.
    • 272 lives were saved by the students participating in the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge and we raised over $13,685.61
    • 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. 
    • 28 staff members participated in the “Walktober” multidistrict steps competition in which District 49 won again this year!!! 
    • Stetson staff is completing two challenges for the months of April and May. In April, we are having a “30 Days of Walking” competition.  In May, we are having a “May Movement Bingo Challenge” to see who can do the most days of exercise for the month of May.  Winners of both challenges will receive a prize from the Wellness Team.



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 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

    Glow Sticks

    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

    Play dough

    Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps

    Stress balls

    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.