Goliad I.S.D. Implements Updated Wellness Policy and Plan
Goliad I.S.D. is taking steps to address the health needs of students in the community. Recently, the district approved an updated wellness policy and plan.
Researchers say the south Texas region shows the highest levels of childhood obesity, and the school district want to do their part to prevent this problem from growing in the community.
Creating healthier lunch menu items and hosting new events such as a Dance-A-Thon, are just a few ways school officials are implementing their updated wellness plan. The ultimate goal, Goliad Elementary Principal Patricia Huber says, is to promote a healthier lifestyle for their students.
"It's important for us to get this plan in place because we are definitely trying to battle the obesity challenges that we see in our country and our state. We want to do our part to deposit the best that we can deposit into our students to promote health and wellness."
Nearly 5,000 dollars was donated by local sponsors for Monday's dance-a-thon in order to help start getting students active and healthy.
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