A coordinated approach to school health improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, schools, and communities working together.
Coordinated school health is a schoolwide approach and commitment that supports and integrates eight components. These components work together to develop and reinforce health-related knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors and make health an important priority at school. The components are linked in a mutually supportive, cooperative system focusing on children's health issues and the development of health literacy. No single component will achieve the level of health students need to support academic achievement. A coordinated approach to school health improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, schools, and communities working together.
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The Humphreys County Wellness Committee meets periodically to review and update the current Wellness Policy. If you are interested in being on this committee please contact Wanda Ladd or Kristi Brown at 296-2568.
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A coordinated school health program (CSH) model consists of eight interactive componets based on a model created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Education - a K-12 curriculum that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions
Physical Education - a K-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas
Health Services - are provided to students to appraise, protect, and promote health
Nutrition Services - provide access to a variety or nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutritional needs of all students
Counseling and Psychological Services - provided to improve students' mental, emotional, and social health
Healthy School Environment - involves the physical and aesthetic surroundings and psychosocial climate and culture of the school
Health Promotion for Staff - provide opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assessments, health education and health-related fitness activities
Family/Community Involvement - an integrated school, parent, and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students
For more information go to the Office Of Coordinated School Health by clicking the link below:
KRISTI L. BROWN
Coordinated School Health Supervisor
Phone: 931-296-2568 Ext. 2250
Coordinated School Health Assistant
Phone: 931-296-2568 Ext. 2256