On February 18, 2020 the Alma Fuerte Wellness Committee and Coffee Collective me to focus on collaboration for the Wellness Festival which took place on Saturday February 22nd.
We assessed our School Wellness Policy and found that the community was happy with the level of adoption and practices held by Alma Fuerte. This year we saw an increase in healthy food awareness through our "Tasting Tuesday," initiative where parent volunteers brought in a new healthy snack for students to try.
The committee determined that there were two areas that needed further review.
Classroom teachers needed to be surveyed on the use of recreational screen time.
Parents voiced an interest in wellness seminars and online resources for healthy recipes.
After discussing the Wellness Policy, the group focused on coordinating details for the Wellness Festival.
The Wellness Festival featured over 20 vendors helping families navigate their way through holistic approaches to nutrition, mental health, beauty and even finances.
The event also featured live acro-yoga demonstrations, a dance performance and free consultations with physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and hearing specialists.