Active DPS Wellness Initiatives
Gardens – Grow & Learn Together
5-Year Goal: 100 gardens are active and produce 100 pounds or more of harvest per year.
With a program managing nearly 100 active gardens, DPS leverages their unique focus on gardens to connect their community with nature and nutritious food. By introducing students to agricultural and local food systems, DPS hopes to equip their students with the nutritional, physical, and mental health tools for a healthy holistic adulthood.
Nutrition Services – Share with a Locavore
5-Year Goal: Develop a comprehensive nutrition education plan that is used at 100% schools for all grade levels.
Combat climate change with multiple cafeteria and lunchroom improvements! Food waste can be reduced by identifying which items are commonly thrown away and go unused. Sourcing ingredients locally, including from school gardens, will reduce the overall carbon footprint of operations. Finally, creating share tables and refrigerators for unwanted or unused food and beverages will also reduce waste.