Wellness for Children Initiative

2023 Trends

TREND 1: Food and Mental Health

TREND 2: Integrating Retained Primitive Reflexes

TREND 3: Mental Health Literacy in Schools

TREND 4: Investing in the Arts

TREND 5: Getting Creative with Teacher Shortages

TREND 6: Implementing the School-based Wellness Initiative

 TREND 7: School & Family Partnerships Promote Wellness

TREND 8: Limits on Screen Time

TREND 9: Corporations Jumping in to Support Children’s Mental Health Crisis


2022 Trends

TREND 1:  Teachers Leaving the WorkForce

TREND 2: Mindfulness Programming in Schools

TREND 3: Personalized Learning

TREND 4: Trauma-Informed Practices

TREND 5: Bite-Sized Learning


2021 Trends

TREND 1: Increased interest from parents in their children’s curriculum at school following lockdown.

TREND 2: Teenagers using apps to support their wellbeing, from sleep to breathwork.

TREND 3: Generational health—grandparents and their grandchildren engaging in wellness activities together.

TREND 4: Mental health being front and center in schools with more support for younger children.

TREND 5: Nutrition in schools improves as science supports the efforts.


2019 Trends

TREND 1: Children’s mental health and wellness

TREND 2: Family wellness retreats or wellness vacations

TREND 3: Generational Wellness

TREND 4: Children and their environment

TREND 5: Genetic testing for food

TREND 6: Back to basic connections, playful learning and team learning


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