Elk Grove Unified takes a comprehensive approach to overall health recognizing that healthy bodies and healthy minds contribute to increased academic performance, improved attendance and positive behavior for healthy learning. In recognizing the link between student health and learning, the district promotes healthy eating and physical activity, as well as opportunities for students to further develop their social, emotional and psychological well-being. To assist in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing, and, as necessary, revising school nutrition, physical activity and social, emotional and psychological well- being policies the Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC) was formed.

The WAC consists of a group of individuals representing the school and community, and includes district administrators, health professionals, school nurses, health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, and/or others interested in school health issues. The following eight components contribute to the health and well-being of students and comprise the areas of responsibility for the WAC:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Mental Health and Social Services
  • Healthy and Safe School Environment
  • Health Promotion for Staff
  • Family and Community Involvement

Wellness Resources

 Food and Nutrition Services
 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  Student Support and Health Services
 Social/Emotional Services
 Bullying Prevention
 Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety
 Wellness Policy
 Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Learning

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