In the spring of 2006, Hutchinson Schools formed a Wellness committee that included administration, staff, students, parents, and community support persons. Our goal was to develop a plan for encouraging wellness in students and staff members. The committee looked at current practices within our district and then focused on ideas to make our district healthier.
Currently our efforts are focused on:
- Students- Reviewing beverage choices offered within the school building and looking for non-carbonated, no caffeine choices. Offering only foods that meet USDA guidelines. Reduce the use of food as rewards. Encourage physical activity. All third graders receive a health education lesson on nutrition and physical activity by the district nurse.
- Staff- Encourage the modeling of healthy behaviors including food and beverage choice. Encourage healthy living choices by having wellness activities geared toward staff including health promotional activities such as routine preventative health care.