Health & Wellness
Carver after school and summer programs offer daily healthy snacks and teaches students the importance of eating healthy foods and exercising in accordance with Connecticut’s Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework for Comprehensive School Health Education and Comprehensive Physical Education. Carver students can identify health problems associated with excessive weight and what foods and beverages to avoid. Carver's physical fitness and nutrition programs (such as cooking classes) are created to allow students the opportunity to explore various wellness themes through a variety of activities. The goal of the wellness and recreation program is to encourage students to ask questions, analyze, test theories, problem solve, increase physical activities and have fun. All Carver students must participate in physical activities. Special attention is given to students who have not previously been involved in any form of sports.
The Fairfield County Sports Commission (FCSC) established its major initiative called the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy at Carver. The Academy acts as an umbrella organization to supplement and complement existing countywide FCSC fitness programs, as well as provides Carver youth year-round access to the best available trainers, coaches, dietitians and health and wellness experts. The Academy is designed to be the rallying point to engage all important community stakeholders in children’s health, nutrition and in the fight to combat childhood obesity. FCSC also funded a new late afternoon/early evening initiative at the Carver Community Center for NPS female athletes who engage in practice, training and games immediately after school. This customized program involves coaches, tutors and mentors helping female student-athletes to meet their educational and wellness needs.
Carver has also partnered with Stamford Hospital’s Kids' Fitness and Nutrition Services (KIDS' FANS) in past years, a program designed to promote smart eating, physical activity and a healthy weight by promoting the preventive health message of 5-2-1-0: For each day, 5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and 0 to almost no sugar-sweetened beverages.
Carver programs also include Zumba, Drill Team, Latin Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Tennis (Norwalk Grassroots Tennis is a program partner), Dodgeball, and Basketball.