Students, staff and families across the country face increasing health risks that can affect their wellness and ultimately their quality of life and life span. At Crespi Carmelite High School, we recognize the critical relationship between student health and student achievement in academics and athletics. We are committed to empowering students, staff, parents and our community with the education and the environment that supports a healthy, productive life. Our mission is to incorporate activities and events into the school curriculum that will enhance learning, encourage healthy lifestyles, build camaraderie, and provide support and motivation for the Crespi community.
Crespi Carmelite High School seeks to promote wellness by supporting the following six components of the total learning environment: nutrition, regular physical activity, social, emotional, behavioral and spiritual health. Short and long-term benefits of our wellness program include fostering the overall development of the mind, body and spirit, improved student attendance, improved academic performance, improved athletic performance, motivation to become better self-managers of healthy lifestyle choices, develop and practice strategies to better cope with social/emotional stress and empowering life-long adoption of healthy behaviors.
In the area of proper nutrition, studies show that there is a link between nutrition and cognitive and physical functioning. In addition, many of the leading causes of death in the United States such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, hypertension, and cancer have a nutrition-related component.
Recently, we have reviewed our school food and beverage offering with students, staff and parents and have taken further steps toward the goal of improving the quality of nutrition on campus. Below are several helpful links to help educate and improve nutrition choices.