The Certificate Program
The Online Professional Certificate in School Nutrition and Wellness
has been designed to help counteract the current health status of today's youth. With nearly 20% of
America's children overweight or obese, effective health and nutrition education and school wellness
policies will be critical for reversing this serious problem. The health status of America's youth
will directly impact our nation's health care system, available labor pool, and national priorities
for years to come.
This certificate program is appropriate for anyone concerned with child health and education, including
school administrators, teachers, physical education teachers, health educators, nutritionists, nurses,
food service providers, caregivers, PTA members, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, and
even parents. With the knowledge gained through this program, participants will feel confident leading or
participating in effective wellness committees, modeling optimal eating behaviors, and making your school
and community environment healthy and positive.