Mount Vernon Elementary is a part of the USDA and CDC (Center for Disease Control) "Healthy Schools Program"
"Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. More than 26,000 schools nationwide are using our Healthy Schools Program to make this the norm at school.
We’ve taken the latest research on childhood health and combined it with the most effective school policies to maximize impact. We divided our approach into wellness modules to create a workable framework that sets specific actions to help make your unique school healthier."