School Health Advisory Council
What is a School Health Advisory council (SHAC)?
A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.
SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.
Benefits of Having a SHAC
- Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.
- SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.
- SHACs can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.
For additional information or interest in joining SHAC please email: Parent Chair, Carmen Correa at email@example.com
Journaling and Reflective Writing:
Journaling allows you to increase your awareness of your own emotions. It will improve reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills. List your thoughts, get creative and begin telling your story.
Food art takes playing with your food to a different level. Learning how to explore fruits and vegetable is a great way to introduce healthy foods in a fun interactive way. Use cookie cutters or precut fruit to create your masterpiece.
Spending some time outdoors is always good for the body and mind. Take your family out and enjoy the wonders of nature. Take a walk, run, or bike ride around your neighborhood or local park.
Empathy can be learned in so many ways. Teaching kids about empathy helps them recognize their own feelings and the feelings of their peers. Get up and moving for a physical activity break while developing social emotional skills.