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1 Coordinated School Health Teams

2 Purpose of CSHT To address the needs of the whole child by connecting health with education Maximize achievement by promoting healthy staff and students Create opportunities for expanded learning about personal wellness

3 Eight Components

4 How did it all start?

5 Pilot district for Wellness policy Formed our CSHT to write the policy Completed School Health Index Introduced staff wellness Wellness Watch Health Fair Health Promotion Week

6 Our team Chairperson- Phyllis Jones Health/PE teachers- Fran Amara, Kevin Barlow, Maggie Montefeltri, Parker Strong Health Services- Kathy Wasseluk, Darlene Rinaldi School Nutrition-Dolores Allocca Counseling,support services-Louise Fiengo Teachers- Brenda Crowell, Sarah Schrandt, Joanne Ellsworth Parents- Liz Cornish, Debbie Czark Students- Jessica Hasapis, Honors PE Administrators- Mike Landry, Martha Rouleau

7 Meetings Early before high school hours- 7:00- 8:00 am Regularly- monthly/ bimonthly bimonthly

8 Staff Wellness Staff survey 1 activity each month First Aid/CPR certification Evening Fitness Classes –Five 6-week sessions –Exercise –Yoga –Weight training

9 Wellness Watch Monthly web newsletter ss/r10wellnesspage.html

10 Health Fair 60 + local health and wellness exhibitors -cholesterol screening -balance screening -diabetes screening -body mass index test -vision and hearing -reiki-reflexology -personal fitness assessment -massage -fitness opportunities

11 Health Promotion Week Fitness poster contest Brown bag breakfast Before school fitness activities Do 10 at 10! Healthy foods cookbook Stickers Free attendance at evening fitness classes

12 Why do this? Health and success in school are interrelated. Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students and staff are not healthy and fit physically, mentally and socially. Fit, healthy and Ready to Learn, Part 1- Physical Activity, healthy eating and tobacco use prevention, 2000

13 Grade point average increased across all classes Healthy teachers are absent less, more energetic and promote positive school climates Improved school-related behaviors, fewer suspension rates and school nurse visits Nettles Allen, Philliber, etc. 1997

14 Physical activity is positively associated with academic performance. Physical activity is positively associated with academic performance. Dwyer, Blizzard and Dean. 1996

15 Goal Goal Improve district and community understanding of wellness

16 Form an active health team in each building Power point presentations at faculty and PTA meetings Represent CSHT at Memorial Day parades Continue with special events

17 What can you do? Join your buildings health team Support the wellness policy in your class and at home Attend and participate in the special events

18 Resources Changing the Scene. US Dept of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service 2001 CT School Health Survey 2005 Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn. NASBE Guidelines for Coordinated Approach to School Health. CT State Dept. of Education 2007 Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework. CT State Dept. of Education Moving into the Future. National Standards for Physical Education, 2 nd Ed School Employee Wellness

19 References Action Guide for School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies Guidelines for a Coordinated Approach to School Health Health is Academic. Marx, Wooley, Northrop School Health Index. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC iatric_obesity/wechsler.pdfwww.niddk.nih.gov/fund/other/management_ped iatric_obesity/wechsler.pdf - iatric_obesity/wechsler.pdf tions/Promoting%20CSHP%20In%20Your %20Community.pdf tions/Promoting%20CSHP%20In%20Your %20Community.pdf


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