Health & Wellness


Wellness Policy and Procedures

The link between wellness and student learning is well-documented. Consistent with research, Worcester County Public Schools and the Worcester County Board of Education believe that students who adopt healthy eating patterns and incorporate physical activity into their daily lives are able to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being.

The Wellness Policy and Procedures were developed in accordance with the following belief statements for students

"We believe that schools have a responsibility to help students establish and maintain lifelong, healthy eating patterns since research shows that good nutrition reduces the risk for mortality and the development of chronic adult diseases."

"We believe that physical activity contributes to wellness and, therefore, should be valued, modeled and promoted during the school experience."

Click to review the Health and Wellness Policy (2022 Update). 

Click to review the Health and Wellness School Action Plan (2022 Update)

Click to review the Health and Wellness School Action Plan Rubric (2022 Update)

Click here to see how our schools measured in Health & Wellness for 2021-2022.

Maryland Wellness Policies & Practices Project (MWPPP) Data 2017-2018
Press Release for the Latest MWPPP data
Worcester County MWPPP Data
Maryland State MWPPP Data (latest report: 2020)

The Health and Wellness Mission for Staff is as follows:

The mission for staff is to create a culture of wellness by promoting opportunities that enhance the overall health and quality of life for all Worcester County Public School employees.