District Wellness Policy
Hamilton County Schools Wellness Policy
Hamilton County Schools Receives Silver Healthy School District
Wellness Monthly Newsletters
- Wellness_Newsletter--Out_Cold.pdf (2.0 MBs)
- Wellness_Newsletter--10_X_2.pdf (1.9 MBs)
- Wellness_Newsletter--Germ_Warfare.pdf (3.1 MBs)
- Wellness_Newsletter--MOVE!.pdf (4.0 MBs)
- Wellness_Newsletter--90_Minute_Rule.pdf (2.2 MBs)
- EW 6 -SSIS for School Staff.pdf (470.6 KBs)
- September-2020-Better-You-Newsletter.pdf (228.0 KBs)
- August 2021 Better You Pursuit Newsletter.pdf (219.6 KBs)
- September 2021 Better You Pursuit Newsletter.pdf (152.8 KBs)
Monthly Wellness Awareness
National Nutrition Month March 2020
National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each year during March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2020 is Eat Right, Bite by Bite.
Choose one healthy eating or physical activity concept each week during March.
- Week 1 – What is MyPlate?
- Week 2 – Fruits and Veggies- More Matters!
- Week 3 – Make half your grains whole grain.
- Week 4 – Be physically active for 60 minutes a day.
Remember to Eat Right, Bite by Bite!!!!
Eating more nutritious foods that lead to a healthier life is a common goal for many families. But the question is, how? How do we turn that goal into action and start taking the necessary steps to eat better?
Learn what the nutritional needs are for your family, and take on healthy changes to eat better
To Learn More visit: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/live_healthier/eat_healthier/
Eat Right This Summer
Increase Fruits and Vegetables
Eat Real Food
Drop Liquid Calories
You can also access a Product Calculator and The Smart Food Planner.
SMART Snacks in Schools
Smart Snacks in Schools
There is a strong relationship between the health behaviors of employees and the environments in
which they work. Often, school staff must overcome challenges such as lack of time and
availability of healthy food and beverage options to achieve their personal health goals. In addition,
the food we eat directly affects our work productivity and performance.
Adopt a culture of health. Changing the work environment to support personal health goals sends
the message that you care about your employees’ health and well-being. Making healthier options
available can support behavior changes and overall the health of employees. Use the Smart
Snacks in School (SSIS) nutrition standards as a guide for establishing a healthy environment for
staff—ensure all food and beverages served or sold at staff meetings, at school-sponsored staff
events, and in staff lounges meet the nutrition standards.
Find foods and beverages that meet the standards by browsing the Products section of the
Healthier Generation’s Smart Food Planner.
Please visit: https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/
Smart Parent Advice
Smart Parent Advice
Moms and dads please visit this site for helpful tips and solutions to the pressing challenges that they face every day.
Children need to have a healthy relationship with their food. Even if it means that occasionally, they get to play with it!
If you have a picky eater in your home, look through this list with them and see if any of these fun food activities for kids catch their eye.
Core Nutrition Message
Core Nutrition Message - FUTP 60
Please check it out!!!
The Core Nutrition Messages and related tips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). They address whole grains, low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as child feeding. Designed specifically for populations served by WIC, SNAP, Child Nutrition and other Federal nutrition assistance programs, the messages and related tips, advice and guidance, can help nutrition educators deliver consistent messages that resonate with moms and kids.
The messages and the related resources address barriers faced by program participants in ways that inspire them to take action towards adapting the desired behaviors. Use these resources in educational tools, activities and interventions to help low-income audiences put the recommendations of the DGAs into practice. Use these resources as part of nutrition education with the goal of helping program participants take positive steps to:
- Make half their grains whole grains, make the switch to fat-free and low-fat (1% fat or less) milk, and make half their plate’s fruits and vegetables.
- Encourage child-feeding practices that foster healthy eating habits.