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October 7, 2019

Collaboration and Intersectionality is Key to Success for State Level School Wellness Policy

The WELL Campaign

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the WELL Campaign hosted a Roundtable at Teachers College, Columbia University, gathering 15 faculty and former graduates across disciplines to discuss wellness policies and school-based opportunities to promote student's physical, mental, and emotional health. [Read more]


June 1, 2019

Benedetto, WELL Campaign promote youth health and wellness

BRONXTimes

The WELL Campaign, a statewide advocacy effort to develop the health and well-being of all students visited Throggs Neck on Thursday, May 16 to speak about their work and release their new research on a school wellness programs in school districts statewide. [Read more]


May 18, 2019

Assemblyman Benedetto Sponsors Bill A7607 in Response to WELL Campaign Report

100PercentBronx

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto stood with leaders from the Wellness, Equity, and Learning Legislative Campaign to talk about bill A7607. The findings of the WELL Campaign report are concerning and make it clear we need to create solutions at the state level said Assemblyman Benedetto. [Read more]


May 16, 2019

NYS Wellness Policies Falling Short for Students, Assemblymember Benedetto Introduces Legislation to Address It

Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well-being in New York State, today released their "State of New York School District Wellness Policies" report, examining the strength and comprehensiveness of New York's policies and whether policies address federally required components. [Read more]


Assemblymember Michael Benedetto, WELL Campaign to Host Press Conference to Announce Action to Address Student Health and Wellbeing

Media Advisory

THE BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblymember Michael Benedetto and the WELL Campaign will be hosting a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, May 16, to discuss the state of school wellness policy and announce action to address student health and wellbeing. [Read more]

May 15, 2019


WELL Campaign Hosts Roundtable Discussion

Bronx Times

The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well-being in NYS, joined Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health hosted a roundtable discussion with community members, educators, elected officials and health advocates at Morrisania Diagnostic & Treatment Center. [Read more]

April 30, 2019


April 17, 2019

WELL Campaign Joins Bronx Health REACH to Host Round Table

Press Release

THE BRONX, N.Y. - The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and wellbeing in New York State, joined Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health to host a round table discussion with community members, educators, elected officials, and health advocates. [Read more]


WELL Campaign focuses attention on healthy school lunch

Bronx Times

The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well-being in New York, partnered with Assemblymember Michael Benedetto and the American Heart Association to host a ‘School Wellness Policy Lunch & Learn.’ [Read more]

April 5, 2019


WELL Campaign Issues Statement on New York 2020 Budget

Statement

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Claire Raffel, director of the WELL Campaign, has issued the following statement about school wellness policy not being included in the New York State 2020 Budget. [Read more]

April 1, 2019


WELL Campaign Partners with Assemblymember Michael Benedetto to Host School Wellness Policy Lunch & Learn

Press Release

ALBANY, N.Y. – The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well- being in New York, today partnered with Assemblymember Michael Benedetto and the American Heart Association to host a “School Wellness Policy Lunch & Learn.” [Read more]

March 26, 2019


WELL Campaign Hosts Second Day of Action, Participants Urged Their Legislators to Support School Wellness

Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well-being in New York, hosted its second Day of Action this week and 137 New Yorkers from across the state wrote and tweeted their legislators to ask them to prioritize school wellness policy and implementation. [Read more]

March 20, 2019


WELLNESS IN SCHOOLS

Politico New York

The WELL Campaign, which seeks to ameliorate school wellness policy in the state, hosted its first Day of Action on Tuesday, which saw 228 New Yorkers throughout the state send emails to their legislators requesting that they make school wellness policy and implementation a priority. [Read more]

March 7, 2019


March 6, 2019

WELL Campaign Hosts First Day of Action; Participants from Around New York Emailed Their Legislators Demanding Change

Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort aiming to improve school wellness policy in New York State, hosted their first Day of Action yesterday. 228 New Yorkers from across the state sent emails to their legislators asking them to prioritize school wellness policy research and implementation. [Read more]


March 5, 2019

WELL (Wellness, Equity, and Learning Legislation): The Campaign for School Wellness in New York State

Bronx Health REACH blog

It’s March and that means it is National Nutrition Month! At Bronx Health REACH, one of our priorities this month is in ensuring all students have access to fresh, nutritious food, nutrition education, and environments that promote wellness, so students can make healthy choices starting from a young age. [Read more]


Campaign Begins Seeking Wellness Policy For Schools

Spectrum News

A campaign on Monday will begin for a wellness policy for students in New York schools meant to promote mental, physical and emotional well-being. The campaign, backed by the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy and Teachers College Columbia University, is pushing for $10 million in the state budget that would aid high-needs school districts for the implementation of the policy. [Read more]

March 4, 2019


March 4, 2019

The WELL Campaign Launches Campaign for Healthier Students and Increased Support for School Wellness Policies

Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Today, the Wellness, Equity & Learning Legislation (WELL) Campaign officially kicked off its campaign to secure funding in New York's State budget to give school districts the tools they need to support students' mental, physical, and emotional well-being. [Read more]


March 4, 2019

Campaign Seeks Wellness Policy For Schools

STATE of POLITICS blog

A campaign on Monday will begin for a wellness policy for students in New York schools meant to promote mental, physical and emotional well being.

The campaign, backed by the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy and Teachers College Columbia University, is pushing for $10 million in the state budget that would aid high-needs school districts for the implementation of the policy. And it would create an online resource to track its progress. [Read more]