Jeff Smith

“At the district level, we’ve changed our policies to prohibit using food as a reward or punishment and we only offer healthy fundraisers. We’ve also reframed the idea of classroom parties to focus on the collegiality of celebrations ‒ a time for students and faculty to enjoy a special activity together outside of their typical routine.”


Role: Superintendent
Balsz Elementary School District
Phoenix, AZ


Jeff’s greatest accomplishment as a school health leader:
I’m proud of promoting health and wellness in our schools, supporting others who are working for this initiative, and receiving positive feedback from others who support health and wellness in schools.

Read more about Jeff’s work with the Healthy Schools Program.

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