PRSD Health and Wellness Initiatives
In January of 2006, the Pearl River School District formed a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
The committee is a broad-based representation of teachers, parents, health professionals, food service providers, and administrators. In its advisory role, the committee meets three times per year to review nutrition, nutrition education, health education and physical education/activity, to promote student health and wellness in an effort reduce childhood obesity and diet-related diseases. In addition this committee was instrumental in drafting the Pearl River Wellness Policy adopted by the Board of Education May 30, 2006 and revised April 23, 2013.
2016-2017: School Health Advisory Council Meeting Dates
October 20, 2016
January 19, 2017
April 20, 2017
The Pearl River SHAC works collaboratively with the Rockland County Health Department to promote community and school health and wellness activities. These efforts are coordinated through Steps to a Healthier Rockland County and include health, nutrition and physical activity programs throughout the county.
Current activities: www.rocklandsteps.org/
Food in Schools:
Working with resources from the CDC, NYSED Health Services, the District Medical Director, school nurses, food allergy research and education, sample protocols and district legal review, the School Health Advisory Council developed generalized Food in Schools-Allergy Management Protocols. The goal is to provide a safe environment, where students become increasingly self-managed in both prevention and treatment. As with all health concerns, it is important that parents/guardians contact the building administrator and school nurse to meet the individual needs of the student.
Two Helpful Links on Healthy Snacks:
- PRSD School Health Advisory Committee Snacking Guidelines
2010 Pride Survey Results:
- Triannual national survey on safety, tobacco, drug and alcohol