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CalFresh Healthy Living is actively collaborating with school districts in Santa Barbara County to promote comprehensive school wellness policies that have the health of students, teachers and school personnel as the priority.  The annual  School Wellness Summit  hosted by the Santa Barbara County Wellness Council is an opportunity to share ideas with other leaders who are improving pupil outcomes by transforming schools into centers of health and wellness. Summit highlights include networking opportunities, learning how to create a culture that fosters student, campus and workplace wellness!  For additional resources and information about past Summits, visit

Schools play a critical role in promoting the health of young people and helping them establish lifelong patterns of healthy behavior. Furthermore, good health is essential for learning and cognitive ability. Ensuring good health in students can boost attendance and educational achievement, ultimately benefiting the school and school district with reduced costs.