• Sexton is an award winning healthy school! 


    We were the first school in Pinellas County to receive Gold level recognition through the Alliance for a Healthier Generations Healthy Schools Program in 2016. We strive to create a healthy learning environment and act as a role model healthy school for our community. Please take a look at our wellness guidelines below.


    Healthy Fundraising


    Pinellas County School District supports healthy fundraisers during the regular and extended school day. Sexton has taken our wellness vow a step further and our school fundraisers are ALL Smart Snacks in Schools compliant or non-food based fundraisers.


    All snacks provided to students on school campus or brought from home to share must meet Smart Snacks guidelines. A list of sample approved snacks are in your students agenda. You can check a foods compliance using the Alliance Product Calculator by following this link



    Rewards and Class Celebrations


    Rewards given to students will not be food based. Classroom and schoolwide celebrations will include only foods that are Smart Snack compliant. This includes birthday celebrations. The exception will be on only two days a year (Halloween and Valentine’s Day) where students will be allowed to have food of minimal nutritional value on campus. Here are two resources for healthy celebration ideas and ideas for healthy snacks and beverages.




    Recess and Physical Activity Breaks

    All students will receive 20 minutes of recess daily and all classrooms will include physical activity breaks in their daily routines.

    We encourage families to get involved with our healthy schools efforts at home too! To join our Healthy Schools Program go to www.healthiergeneration.org to create an account. Then search for John M. Sexton Elementary in the Healthy Schools Program and join our team!


    Healthy School Awards

    **2014-2015 GOLD Award Winner of Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Initiative**
    2010-2011 Silver Award Winner of Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Initiative
    2009-2010 Bronze Award Winner of Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Initiative