Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving overall the health of students.  It is a coordinated school health effort that involves the whole school, the whole community and the whole child. This policy was developed through a joint effort of the School Health Council that includes teachers, parents, administrators,  the district nurses, the Child Nutrition Director and members of the community.  If you would like to serve as a member of the School Health Council at any of our schools, please contact Mary Alice Marsh, RD at mmarsh@houston.k12.ms.us, Dawn Davis, RN at ddavis@houston.k12.ms.us, or Beth Brandon, RN at bbrandon@houston.k12.ms.us

Ideas or suggestions for the health of our schools would be appreciated and discussed with the School Health Councils.  Direct inquiries to Dawn Davis, RN or Beth Brandon, RN.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

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

  • Nutrition Environment & Services
  • Physical Education & Physical Activity
  • Health Services & Education
  • Counseling, Psychological & Social Services
  • Social & Emotional Climate
  • Physical Environment
  • Employee Wellness
  • Family Engagement
  • Community Involvement