The Bellingham Promise commits to developing students who are “healthy and active individuals.” The food served in schools, food education for students, physical education classes and physical activity opportunities are all critical to honoring this commitment.
The Wellness office strives to build coordination among food and nutrition services, physical education, health education and services, counseling and behavioral support, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff and family and community engagement.
The Good Food Promise Implementation Committee was convened in 2017 to advise the implementation of the Good Food Promise and support farm to school and food education efforts in schools. The committee has worked hard to establish guidelines for celebrations and fundraisers in schools to help standardize areas where food is served in schools.
Guidelines for Good Food Celebrations and Fundraisers (coming soon)
Human growth and development curricula for fifth graders
Families are often curious about the materials and information that will be shared with students. FLASH and KNOW are two different curricula that are commonly used around Washington state. The lessons we teach were developed from these curricula. If you would like to learn more about these resources, you can click on the links below.
Three specific lessons will be taught. I have linked the lesson plans for these below and hope you will take time to review them.
- Growth and Development Lesson One and Two – Puberty and Hygiene
- Growth and Development Lesson Three – HIV (Fifth Grade KNOW)
These lesson plans include showing videos. One of the videos can be found on YouTube and you can view it at the link below.