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Thomas B. Lockamy,Jr. Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600


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208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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School Wellness 

 

The district’s wellness policy is an important tool for parents and school staff to promote student’s wellness through nutrition and physical activity, prevent and reduce childhood obesity, and provide assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

   

Award Winning Schools for Wellness

 

Jacob G Smith

HUSSC and Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Pulaski Elementary

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Largo-Tibet Elementary

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Heard Elementary

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Windsor Forest Elementary

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Port Wentworth

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Let's Move Foundation

 

Wellness programs

 

Healthier US School Challenge

 

The Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) nationally recognizes schools at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Gold of Distinction award levels for:

·         - Serving school lunches that reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that include offering a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain products, and low-fat and fat-free  milk

         - Restricting the availability of foods and beverages at school to those that meet healthier guidelines of lower fat, added sugar, and sodium

·         - Offering nutrition education for students to learn to make healthy choices

       - Providing physical education and opportunities for students to be physically active during the school day

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

 

The Healthy Schools Program recognizes schools that create healthier school environments that promote physical activity and healthy eating among students and staff. The Healthy Schools Program Framework of Criteria identifies specific best practices to create healthier school environments. The criteria are based on the best available evidence of programs, policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among students and staff. The criteria are reviewed and revised annually by the American Heart Association and the Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel.

To earn a Healthy Schools Program National Recognition Award, schools must meet the requisite number of criteria in each of the following seven content areas that address school health improvement: policy/systems, school meals, competitive foods and beverages, health education, employee wellness, physical education and student wellness.

HealthMPowers

 

HealthMPowers is a unique, coordinated initiative designed to increase health knowledge and promote health-enhancing behaviors among youth by providing state-of-the-art programming in the school setting.

HealthMPowers programs are designed to provide students with the health information, skills, resources and motivation necessary to take responsibility for their own health.  Health education lessons are presented in a memorable and interactive way helping each student build a foundation for making responsible health decisions throughout the course of his or her life.  By working in collaboration with teachers and families, HealthMPowers also helps build the supportive environment necessary for the adoption of health-enhancing behaviors.  Health promotion programs and services are provided to students, teachers and families.

Strong 4 life

 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta launched Strong4Life, a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases in Georgia.

Based on our clinical behavior change model for treating overweight and obese children, Strong4Life aims to help families achieve sustainable lifestyle change by breaking down the complex issue of childhood obesity into simple steps.

Strong4Life reaches families through public awareness, policy change efforts, school programs, healthcare provider programs, community partnerships and more.

 Strong4Life makes improving family nutrition and physical activity habits fun and provides parents and caregivers the support they need to accomplish their goals.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.