• The SHAC has a variety of roles addressing all components of a comprehensive school health program. The components include:

    • Health instruction
    • Healthful school environment
    • Health services
    • Physical education
    • School counseling
    • Foodservice
    • Health promotion for staff
    • Integrated school and community programs

    The local school health advisory council’s duties include recommending:

    1. The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education
    2. Health education curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels that may include a coordinated health education program designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes
    3. Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco
    4. Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality education.

    Last year’s focus was approving a strategic plan for health and physical education and approving a six-week comprehensive health education program for the middle school.

    This year’s focus will be to create an effective local school wellness policy which is a requirement of the 2004 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and to establish bylaws which comply with State law.


    School Health Advisory Council