Show your support for the WELL Campaign!
Our children are in crisis. At a time when federal policies to support children’s health are being rolled back, taking action has never been more important. One in 5 students faces a serious mental illness in a given year, while 1 in 6 New York children struggles with hunger, and almost 1 in 3 is overweight or obese. School districts need adequate tools and resources to address the health of ALL students.
Take action today! Please sign our petition urging the Governor and legislature to support our students by:
Creating a New York model wellness policy
Investing $21 million to improve and implement school district wellness policies for high-needs school districts
With the right state-level resources for school districts we can ensure ALL of New York’s children can learn and thrive.
Click here to learn more about the WELL Campaign and our 2019-20 priorities.
If you are signing on to our letter on behalf of an organization, please review the full letter here.
See which organizations have signed on:
American Heart Association
Alliance for Quality Education
Bronx Health REACH
Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. Sue Baldwin, District Wellness Coordinator, Office of Whole Child Initiatives
Community Food Advocates
Hunger Solutions New York
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University Medical Center
New York City Healthy School Food Alliance
New York Mental Health Counselors Association
New York School-Based Health Alliance
New York State Family Physician
New York State Public Health Association
Peer Health Exchange
Rural Schools Association
Solve Our Sleep
St Peter's Health Partners
Sweet Pea Plant-Based Kitchen
The Horticultural Society of NY
The New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Victor Public Schools