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1 School Health Advisory Council SHAC

2 Why a School Health Council? Research shows effectiveness in improving student health, achievement and attendance Alignment with CDC goals (Healthy Person 2010/2020) Increase collaboration with parents, students and community members Share information and resources Respond to changing health priorities Address CDC risk factors

3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Targeted Risk Behaviors for Youth Nutrition Physical Inactivity Tobacco and other drugs Alcohol Sexual behaviors Intentional and unintentional injuries

4 Collaborative Work LMSD Health Staff Faculty Nutrition Services Administrators Health Educators Parents Students Health Care Professionals Community Agencies

5 SHAC PARTNERS The American Cancer Society (ACS) Main Line Health (Judy Matusky RD., LDN) The Renfrew Center (Wendy Cramer MEd) West Chester University (Dr. MaryBeth Gilboy) Nrg-Balance (Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion) The Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth (Bruce Barner etc) New-The Green Council

6 SHAC Organization Coordinators Shared Committee leadership By-laws Council reports to district administration Info contained on SHAC eBoard (meeting dates, agendas, activities, events)

7 Fitness Committee Sylvia Illuzzi CSN and Betsy Mandeleon

8 Annual Events Turn off the TV Week and Fit Fest

9 Fit Fest

10 Karen Anderson R.N. CSN, MS Randi Mongiello RD., LDN, Assistant Director Nutrition Services Heidi Rothbard; Health Coach Parent liaisons in each school

11 Nutrition Guidelines Timeline SHAC begins in LMSD 2004 Child Nutrition ACT 2004 (Federal) PDE mandates Nutrition Guidelines and District “Wellness Committee

12 Collaborative Approach SHAC, LMSD Health Services and Nutrition Services work together Prepare for increasing numbers of students with life threatening food allergies Address BMI mandates, prevention of eating disorders Function as Wellness Committee and develop district nutritional guidelines and Wellness Policy

13 LMSD Student Wellness Policy 254 (2006) “All foods available in the District during the school day shall be offered to students with consideration for promoting student health and reducing obesity” Nutrition Guidelines part of Wellness Policy 254 and implemented as three year plan Guidelines address “Competitive foods”

14 GONE Fryers Vending in elementary Soda and other sugary beverages Oversized snack portions Large assortment of snack foods of minimal nutritional value Too many choices for young children

15 Replaced with

16 Gone Food as reward Interferes with a safe environment for students with food allergies, diabetes and other serious health issues. Associates Public Health Experts recommend the end to “food as a reward” for a variety of health reasons. YES to Non-Food Rewards Resources Provided

17 What’s for lunch? Rice: Brown Buns: Whole Grain Vegetarian Chile-made on site Veggie “meat” options Whole Grain Pasta Plenty of fruits, vegetables, salads Vegetables incorporated into main meal Fruit and yogurt “parfaits” Sushi “Traditional” cafeteria foods improved and enhanced

18 WCU, Main Line Health and SHAC

19 There’s a Rainbow on your Plate

20 Go for the Greens

21 Great Apple Crunch 2010

22 The Great American Apple Crunch

23 Please Join us at a SHAC meeting Check eBoard for meeting schedule or call the School Nurse at any district school.


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