We know that all of us, including children, learn better when our basic needs are met. That is why Boards of Education all across the country need to pay attention to student nutrition, student mental health, and to the physical health of our students too.
That is why I was flattered to be endorsed by Lindsey Parsons, formerly of Real Food for Kids – Montgomery County (title for identification purposes only) earlier this year. That is also why I support lowering the acceptable level of lead in the water in our schools, why I attended umttr’s annual basketball tournament this spring, and most recently why I was happy to sign the Kids’ Health Pledge last week.
I agreed to support the establishment of state standards for physical education and recess in Annapolis, make sure that kids have adequate opportunities for movement and play in school and (most importantly) work to create a culture where student health and wellness are a valued part of the MCPS mission.