During the SY 2024-25, the Santa Barbara County School Wellness Council will host the 11th Annual School Wellness Summit. We are encouraging a diverse group of stakeholders from the general public and the school community (including district administration, school board members, school site administrators, parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals) to register.

Please Join Us

11th Annual School Wellness Summit

​When: Wellness Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Where: Hotel Corque, Solvang


Administrators, wellness committee members, teachers, school health officials, child nutrition staff, school board members, parents and health and wellness community partners are invited to the 11th Annual School Wellness Summit on October 23, 2024. Join school wellness experts and gain valuable knowledge, tools, and resources to help transform schools into centers of health and wellness.

The annual School Wellness Summit is the main forum to bring together school communities to collaborate and engage in professional development opportunities that focus on improving the health and wellness of the entire school community, especially students, and to support them in their journey to academic achievement and leading healthy and productive lives.

The agenda for the 2024 School Wellness Summit will be on the Whole Learner - Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community wellness, mindfulness, staff wellness, wellness policy, as well as highlighting school wellness champions.

Session topics include:

  • Whole Learner - Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community
  • Local School Wellness Policies
  • Nutrition Education and Promotion
  • Physical Activity
  • Mental well-being and mindfulness-based social-emotional learning
  • Employee wellness programs

School Wellness Summit Goals
  • Support a county-wide effort by school districts and partner agencies to foster a culture of wellness and health in the school communities.
  • Build networks that keep student wellness and health in the forefront of high-level conversation about student achievement.
  • Inspire and encourage innovative wellness practices.
School Wellness Summit Objectives
  • Engage educators, medical professionals and community partners to advance a culture of wellness.
  • Examine the impact of Employee Wellness programs.
  • Summarize the California Department of Education’s guidelines on Local School Wellness Policies.