St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent received notification from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) that the District is recognized as a Florida Healthy School District for the period of 2016-2018. The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) and Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK) congratulated St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) for its continued efforts to support the physical, mental and social health of students and staff.
“In keeping with Florida’s vision for our children to be healthy, fit, and ready to learn, we strive to be exceptional in creating healthy teaching and learning environments to support our students and our staff,” said Gent. The esteemed recognition of being a Florida Healthy School District is broad in scope and encompasses an array of components ranging from student services, health and physical education, to employee wellness and nutrition services. With regard to nutrition services, SLPS is a leader in supporting students and staff with well-balanced nutritional choices and in providing healthy choices through programs such as Farm to Table and Summer Meals.
As a Florida Healthy School District, SLPS looks forward to continuing its efforts to promote health and wellness in St. Lucie County.