Health Services

WELLNESS

Wellness Policy

Our district has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students and staff members.  The policy was developed by the District 200 Wellness Council steering committee. The District 200 Wellness council has expanded its membership over the past three years to include teachers, parents, community partners, administrators, drug free coordinator, alcohol reduction coordinator and students.  The council  meets during the 1st and 2nd semester of each school year.  In addition, each school in the district has established a school wellness team consisting of school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents, students, community partners and food service managers.  The school wellness teams report their implementation efforts to the District Wellness Council.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

Our school district is committed to promoting healthy lifestyle for students and our staff members.  In order to bring our wellness policy to life, our schools have partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Healthy Schools Program, and every school in our district has achieved their bronze level award.  To continue implementation efforts, our Food Service  Director, Sue Malley, applied for and secured the HealthierUS School Challenge grant for all twelve schools in our district.  In addition, Trisha Warren, the Intervention Specialist and Connee Meschini, the Substance Abuse and Alcohol Reduction Counselor, develop programs to assist students in maintaining a drug and alchohol free lifestyle.  To learn more about these initiatives please visit:

twarren@wcusd200.org

cmeschini@wcusd200.org

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/healthierus/index.html

http://www.healthiergeneration.org/schools.aspx

 

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy.  Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical Activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness

 

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