• Churchville Elementary School


     “Choose Well, Live Well”

    choose saladStudent & Staff Wellness Initiative



    Establishment of School-based Wellness Committee, consisting of interested teachers, clinic aide, school nurse, cafeteria manager, parents, and administrator

    Focus on 3 aspects of wellness:  Nutrition, Physical/Emotional Health, & Healthy Lifestyle Choices 

    • Ongoing program components for students, staff, and parents:
      • Creation of “Choose Well, Live Well” page on School Website- an area for parent/community outreach with healthy tips, recipes, current articles, links to wellness sites, and information on school wellness events and activities
      • Morning announcements will include “Choose Well, Live Well’ Tip for the Day
      • Wellness committee will work with Food Services to ensure healthy meal choices for students
      • Newsletter will include a “Choose Well, Live Well” section
      • Students will participate in a pre-survey of wellness awareness at beginning of school year, & a post-survey at the end of year
      • Students may participate in taste-test events from cafeteria manager (whole wheat pizza, unusual fruits/vegetables, etc.)
      • Sodas will be prohibited for student incentives, bottled water will be encouraged.  Bottled water machine will be located in cafeteria. 
      • A healthy choice will be available at all after-school events- (chef salad, fruit salad, etc.)
      • Staff will be presented with “wellness freebies” (pedometers, logo water bottles, and healthy choice nutrition guides) to begin the year
      • Pedometer/wellness challenges will be offered for students/staff/parents
      • 30 minute active daily recess will be incorporated into school day
      • Administrative expectation for active learning component of lesson plans
      • Wellness-based staff development activities (Brain Gym, Active Engagement, etc.)
      • Fitness cluster equipment will be utilized in PE classes/recess
      • Monthly organized wellness activity will be offered for staff from 3:30-4:40pm (Gold’s gym, AMC, etc.)
      • Cholesterol/blood pressure screenings/flu shots will be available for staff
      • “Choose Well, Live Well” Family Nights will include informational give-aways, health/wellness activities, and active games
      • Monthly wellness calendar for staff to chart healthy choices
      • Student assemblies with “healthy lifestyle choice’ messages
      • Signage throughout building that reinforces the “Choose Well, Live Well” initiative
Last Modified on July 18, 2008