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Wellness

The Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of the Corporation’s students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student’s health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Schools play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through school meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

 

As required by law, the Board of School Trustees establishes the following wellness policy for the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation as part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.

 

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and wellbeing of the Corporation’s students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student’s health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools’ meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

 

Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students, healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. A partnership with parents, schools and community is necessary to develop healthy behaviors in students. Adults need to promote and model healthy behaviors and habits.

 

The Board sets the following goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits.