Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

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.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

Lakota Local Schools recognizes that schools and families working in collaboration play a critical role in promoting student health, preventing childhood obesity, and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity. We recognize that there is a direct link between a student's wellness and their academic success.

To formalize and encourage this role, the Lakota Local School District board passed a school wellness policy in 2006. This initiative helps students take steps to improve personal health and fitness and encourages the entire district to be physically active every day; eat a nutritious diet; get preventive screenings; and make healthy choices.

To help address some of these issues, the district has established a Wellness Committee. The committee is made up of students, parents, administrators, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, teachers and staff.

We would like to share these resources with you and your family. It is not intended to replace routine care by your family health care provider, but rather to provide you with what we hope is practical, educational and useful information.

It is our hope that we may continue to work together to create a safe and healthy learning environment for both our students and their families.