Healthy Children Learn Better!
Healthy Teachers Teach Better!
Healthy Leaders Lead Better!
In 1749 Benjamin Franklin proposed that Pennsylvania establish a public
school that should, he said, place as much emphasis on physical as on
intellectual fitness because "exercise invigorates the soul as well as
Schools are the common destination for most of Tennessee's children
and youth each weekday. Sweetwater City Schools currently have 4
schools with approximately 1500 students and 205 staff. Students today
need to know how to preserve and promote their own health by developing
lifelong healthy habits. A Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP)
connects health (physical, emotional, and social) with education. This
coordinated approach improves children's health and their capacity to learn
through the support of families, communities and the school working
The involvement of parents, families, and community is the glue that
binds the partnership. Connecting these entities as partners in the
educational (cognitive and intellectual) process brings valuable input to
the partnership, increases the commitment of all partners and ensures
positive educational and health outcomes.