District Wellness Policy

Hamilton County Schools Wellness Policy

Below is the Updated Hamilton County School Board Wellness Policy. If you have concerns or questions, please contact Ida Daniels, 386-792-7805 or [email protected]

Hamilton County Schools Receives Silver Healthy School District


Team Certificates

Live Well Monthly Observance

Employee Wellness Resources

Monthly Wellness Awareness

National Nutrition Month March 2019

This year's theme is "Go Further With Food," and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has put together all kinds of resources to help promote good nutrition. The goals of this year's theme are threefold. You see, the theme is focused on helping people create an eating pattern and physical activity plan that focuses on...

Consuming fewer calories

Getting daily exercise

Making informed food choices

By adopting these goals, this year's theme strives to help people manage their weight successfully and reduce their risk of chronic disease while promoting general health. Win-win-win, right.

It’s Time to Mix Things Up! It’s National Nutrition Month®! The theme this year is “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Feeling inspired but not sure where to start? Here are a few great ways to build a healthy lifestyle…

• Make Smart Choices. Do you know what’s really in your food? How many calories? How many nutrients? The more you know, the wiser your decisions can be. If you’re shopping in the grocery store, look at the Nutrition Facts labels of foods before you put them in your cart. If you’re dining out, look up the menu online.

• Eat and Drink Fewer Calories. Keep empty calories to a minimum and focus on foods like fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean protein sources, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. These are all keys to a healthful and balanced diet that’s rich in nutrients.


Eating Healthier

Eat Healthier

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/

Holiday Healthy Eating

Holiday Healthy Eating

Here are some suggestions for the Holidays.

Holidays are usually enjoyable. However, unhealthy habits can be attached to the parties and gatherings. Here are 10 tips from Allie Wergin, registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic Health System, to help you have a healthier holiday: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/10-healthy-holiday-nutrition-tips/

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Here’s your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking.

‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks.

How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are 5 tips that can help:


Core Nutrition Message

Core Nutrition Message - FUTP 60

Good morning,

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.

See background and Implementation Guide for information about the target audience, development process, ideas for using messages and more.


February Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Hamilton County Schools is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Locally, based on Florida Annual Morbidity Statistics Report, heart disease is the average leading causes of deaths with 311.1 in Hamilton County compared to the state average of 149.1

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

Watch your weight.

Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.

Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.

If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

Get active and eat healthy.

Healthy Weight

Healthy Weight


Hamilton County Schools 2019 Employee Health Fair

Health Fair 2019

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