Tulita Elementary School

Wellness Council


Parents - Planning a Classroom Celebration?

Please click here for a list of approved classroom celebration food items!



Welcome to the Tulita Wellness Council Resource Page!

Wellness Council Purpose

The mission of the Tulita Wellness Council is to provide leadership for the Tulita community by bringing together school stakeholders to address issues surrounding well-being, health, safety, and sustainability that affect student, staff, and faculty. The Tulita Wellness Council supports the community in living healthy, active lives.

Tulita's Wellness Council 2015-16

Tulita's Wellness Council 2015-16

Classroom Celebrations!

Tulita is a member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, an initiative that is helping us make our school a healthier place. Creating a healthy school for our students is important because we know that healthy students are better learners. One of our wellness goals is to create new celebration traditions at our school. And we are asking for your help too!

Between holidays and birthday celebrations, the number of high fat, sugary foods and beverages a student consumes during the school year can add up  quickly. We are asking that our school celebrates without using food, like doing a fun physical activity or project, or only including healthy foods and beverages during birthdays, holidays or school-wide celebrations. 

There are many fun ways to celebrate without food. Click here for some suggestions or share your own creative ideas with us!

Thank you for helping us create a healthier place for your child to learn!

Pack a Trash Free Lunch!

Packing a trash-free lunch is a great way to reduce waste while providing your child with a nutritious meal.  To start, fill your child’s lunch with a variety of colors, such as sliced fruits and veggies with hummus or plain yogurt for dipping.  Be sure to include healthy proteins such as beans, avocados, hummus, sunflower butter and or lean meats to keep their energy up.  Buy bulk sized bags of snacks and pack smaller portions into reusable containers.   Over 160 billion paper napkins are used in our country every year and it adds up to billions of pounds of waste. Try a fun print cloth napkin instead!  Don’t forget to include a fun note for your child: Tell them that you are thinking of them or include a fun fact about a subject they love.  Soon, your child will be looking forward to seeing what is in his or her lunchbox every day.

If you are looking to purchase a trash-free lunch bag or food containers, consider the following choices:

Fit & Fresh - http://shop.fit-fresh.com/ 

Go Green Lunchbox    - http://www.gogreenlunchbox.com/

Laptop Lunches - http://www.laptoplunches.com/

Pottery Barn offers some options as well - http://www.potterybarnkids.com/


Please see picture below of a trash free lunch!


Rewards and Incentives

Tulita Elementary prohibits giving students food as a reward and withholding food as punishment. Please refer to our Tulita Tidalwave Tickets Incentive Charts below by grade level.


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Livewell Kids Newsletters


Great Resources!

Let's Move Award!

Lets Move Award Certif.jpg

Tidalwaves Make a Splash in the News!

Tulita's Walking School Bus featured in the LA Times! Click here for the article!

Read about Tulita's Success Story on the Alliance for Healthier Generation website! Click here to access!

Students making Healthy lunch choices!

Students making Healthy lunch choices!

Wellness Council Contact

If you have a suggestion, concern, or any feedback in general regarding the health and wellness of Tulita, please contact us at healthytulita@gmail.com

We always welcome new members.


Healthy Snack Ideas

Click here for a list of healthy snacks suggestions.

All About Food Allergies