NEA will seek to collaborate with the National Association of School Nurses(NASN), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH) to co-author a letter to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to promote the strengthening and improvement of the Health and Wellness curricular standards across all states, and to be implemented with the same vigor and accountability as core curricula subjects in early childhood population and beyond.

Rationale/Background

A whole health curriculum that supports mental health, nutritional health and physical well being, will lay the foundation for a sturdy and resilient physical and mental health, rendering our children the abilities to live and function to their full capacity.

Contact

Elaine Elliott - NJ

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $2,500.