Seaton Elementary was named one of 2016’s healthiest schools in America and awarded gold-level recognition by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Seaton, one of 14 schools given this distinction, and the only one from Washington, D.C., received the highest level of recognition for meeting the strict standards of the alliance’s Healthy Schools program. We look forward to celebrating this achievement with even more health and wellness related events and activities during the 2016-17 school year.
Seaton has partnered with several organizations, including SweetGreen, Kaiser Permanente, YMCA, DC SCORES, The Alliance For a Healthier Generation and The Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs to provide enriching nutrition and physical-activity programming for our students and families.
Through these partnerships we have provided:
- Taste testings of healthy foods
- Cooking lessons
- Farm field trips
- Interactive healthy eating assemblies
- Physical activity opportunities in classrooms
- Competitive soccer teams
- Health screenings and vaccinations
- Before-school activities, and more
All foods and snacks provided during school must meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks Nutrition Standards. Use this handy calculator:
Please consider bringing healthy snacks for birthday celebrations, such as fruits (whole, sliced, kabobs), popcorn, low-fat yogurt (topped with fresh fruit and granola) or cheese sticks instead of cake or cupcakes. If you would like more ideas please contact your child’s teacher.
We encourage you to take advantage of the free, healthy breakfast and lunch provided to students at school. Our meals feature local and culturally inspired foods. Any foods sent to school should be healthy. (No cookies, candy or drinks with added sugar.)
Would you like to help guide and develop wellness initiatives at Seaton? Consider joining the Wellness Committee. Everyone in our community is welcome to join. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.