Health and Wellness
The Fox C-6 District promotes healthy schools by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning environment. The District supports a healthy environment where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. Schools contribute to the basic health status of children by facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
To assist with implementing this vision, the District has a comprehensive wellness program, which can be viewed here.
Improved health optimizes student performance potential.
- Provide a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors.
- Support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to students' health status and academic performance.
- Provide more opportunities for students to engage in physical activity.
- Improve academic performance.
- Maintain a district-wide Wellness Committee
To view the District's complete Wellness Policy, please use this link.
The District will establish a Wellness Committee that consists of at least one: parent, student, nurse, school service representative board member, school administrator, member of the public, and other community members as appropriate. If available, a qualified, credentialed nutrition professional will be a member of the Wellness Committee. The Board designates the following individual(s) as wellness program coordinator(s): the Director of Nurses and the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and/or their designee. Only employees of the district who are members of the Wellness Committee may serve as Wellness Program Coordinators. Wellness Coordinators, in consultation with the Wellness Committee, will be in charge of the implementation and evaluation of this policy.
To participate in the Wellness Committee, or to learn more about the program, please contact Dr. Tammy Cardona at Cardona@foxc6.org.
The District Wellness Committee meetings will allow time for public comments.
The District will use data-driven evidence from a variety of school, employee, and community programs to determine targeted plans aimed at encouraging health and wellness. Some of these programs include:
- Girls on the run
- Biggest Loser
- Food Power
- Jump Rope for Heart
For a complete breakdown of programs available in our buildings, please visit the building website.