Healthy Schools

GOAL: By 2022, Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods Public School students are meeting the state recommended standards for physical activity and are consuming the recommended amount of daily fresh fruits and vegetables.


  • Create a Restorative Practice  (increase focus, concentration, stress management) train the teachers mindfulness training program for interested teachers (possibly at WCCC)

  • Educate parents/parent programs; on checking nutrition labels and healthy eating

  • Create an Early parenting program series or Eastside conference with the Family Center, Care and other partners

  • Promote and increase farmers markets/healthy eating programs for students – school gardens, Greenhouse curriculum, MSU extension and Pointes Abloom and MI Ecology center

  • Create ways to share healthy recipes

  • Increase skills at a younger age/ teaching children on importance of healthy choices in their lives (food, etc.)

  • ) Collaborate with current health classes in schools, peer to peer training 8 dimensions of wellness ambassadors

  • Create a film series about health and resilience in communities and schools – Resilience, Paper Tigers,  (Marcia Lee Taylor, Tommy Adams, Biz Williamson)

  • Involve Student government, groups, clubs / start healthy food club/garden club, public and private school youth task force, Poetry Slams,

  • Awareness campaign for students on resources in community (physical activity, mental health, healthy eating, etc.)

  • Locate resources, create list and share to teach healthy relationships and other life skills not offered in schools

  • Explore an eastside teen clinic at the WCCC for primarily GP and HW students