Kleptz Early Learning Center mural painted by Chris Rowlands and Lindsey Carter
The Northmont City School District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.
Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It is necessary for staff, parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
The district Wellness Committee sets goals for Nutrition Education and Promotion, Physical Activity, and Other School-Based Activities in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits. The Districtwide Wellness Committee meets at least four (4) times per year and includes parents, students, educational staff, mental health and social services staff, school health professionals, members of the public, and school administrators to oversee development, implementation, evaluation and periodic update of this policy.
If interested in learning more about becoming part of the Wellness Committee, contact Food Service Director Pamela Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wellness Policy Helps Create a Healthy School Environment
Our wellness policy includes:
- Health and Nutrition Education
- Physical Education and Activity
- School-based Activities
- Nutrition Services and Promotion
- Family and Community Involvement
Helping Students Learn, Grow, and Be Healthy
Together, parents, community members, school staff, and students can create a healthy school nutrition environment
Students with healthier eating patterns and enough physical activity tend to:
Annual District Wellness Reports
Coming soon to a T-Bolt Cafe near you.
Kitchens at Englewood, Englewood Hills, Northmoor, Northwood, Union, and the Middle School will be updated to promote food choices as a healthy lifestyle.
These links provide legislative requirements to support the development of a school’s or district’s health curriculum:
District Wellness Policy
Alliance for a healthier generation
USDA Child Nutrition Program
USDA Choose MyPlate
Ohio Department of Education PE Standards
School Nutrition Org
Ohio Department of Health Concussion info sheet