Kent County Public Schools
Schools can play a significant role in preventing overweight and obesity in our youth. Using policy and environmental change strategies can have a big impact. Kent County Public School System has been proactive in strengthening their wellness policies, and was recently one of only two school systems in Maryland to be recognized as having Healthier US schools; a recognition to those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
All Kent County Public Schools earned Bronze National Recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in 2013, meeting the requisite number of criteria in each of the following areas that address school health improvement: Policy/Systems, Employee Wellness, School Meals, Physical Education, Competitive Foods & Beverages, Student Wellness, and Health Education.
To sustain this success, school level wellness teams have been formed.