District Health & Wellness Committee
NYACK SCHOOLS AWARDED HEALTHIER US CHALLENGE BRONZE AWARD!!!
Winning Schools are: Liberty Elementary School, Upper Nyack Elementary School,
and Valley Cottage Elementary School.
The HUSSC is a recognition award for schools who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence to both nutrition and physical education to promote a healthier school environment for children. It is a wonderful accomplishment for the Food Service Department, the students, the school district and the state of New York.
Under Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and Women, and Infants and Children’s Reauthorization Act of 2004, local School Boards were mandated by the Education Department to establish a wellness committee. With this mandate came the formation of the Nyack Public Schools Wellness Committee! Our Wellness Committee strives to educate the District and community partners to successfully collaborate in promoting healthier lives. With the District’s ultimate goal of improving student performance, the direction of the Wellness Committee is to encourage a proactive approach to holistically address the health and wellness for all school children and staff, their parents, and the community
The Nyack School Board charged this committee to move forward in establishing a Wellness Policy, including goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote wellness in a manner that the LEA determines as follows:
- Provide assurance that guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than the regulations of the Child Nutrition Programs
- Establish an evaluation and monitoring plan for the policy
- Designate the appropriate personnel within each school to insure that the school meets the goals of the policy
The Board further charged the Wellness Committee to involve parents, students, local school representatives, a liaison of the school board, administrators, and other members of the public in the development of the Wellness Policy. Click here to see the policy: Adopted Wellness Policy.
The Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition has developed a School Resource Guide that provides quick access to local resources on common topics of concern. Click Here to view.