Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Marion City Schools Wellness Coordinator, Mariann Wright, recently conducted a School Health Index at each building in the district. Key indicators were evaluated including:

  1. School Health and Safety Policies
  2. Health Education
  3. Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs
  4. Nutrition Services
  5. School Health Services
  6. School Counseling and Social Services
  7. Health Promotion for Staff
  8. Family and Community Involvement

A district wellness committee has been formed to review this information and provide guidance to help the district achieve our wellness goals. One of our main goals is to apply for the Healthy U.S. School Challenge. A copy of each buildings School Health Index (SHI) are available at the food service department.

Anyone interested in attending a district wellness committee meeting is welcome! The next meeting is scheduled for October 2016

Our District's Wellness Committee is working to revamp our Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The wellness committee includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurses.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Upcoming Wellness Events:

  • Hunger Action Month Food-Drive September 12-16

 

  • National Walk and Bike to School Day October 5

 

  • National School Lunch Week October 10-14

 

 

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Water First for Thirst!

With no sugar, fat, calories or cholesterol, water is good for the body. It helps keep skin, muscles, and the digestive system healthy. Drinking plenty of water may even help you lose weight, manage stress and give you an energy boost.

The original sports drink -- drinking water...

  • Hydrates skin cells
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Helps your body get nutrients
  • Flushes out waste products

Important for Kids

Drinking too much soda, fruit drinks, and other high calorie, high sugar drinks has been linked to overweight and obesity, especially for young children. Obesity puts children at risk for serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. What can you do? When your child says, “I’m thirsty,” offer water before any other drink. Also, be a role model by drinking water in front of children.

Make Water Fun

  • Add sliced citrus fruits or berries for flavor
  • Put in fresh mint or basil to jazz things up
  • Have children decorate their own water cup