The Independence School district is committed to “Inspiring Wellness”. School districts across the country were challenged in 2004, under the Congressional Reauthorization of the National School Lunch program, to create wellness policies and goals to assist in reducing childhood obesity. The Independence School District used this opportunity to take a proactive role in determining our responsibility to student health. We are committed to the fact that public education does play a vital role in the health and wellness of our students, families and our community. Below is information highlighting a some of the district’s wellness initiatives.