Wellness Committee

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The Palisades School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being growth, development, and readiness to learn. We are committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience.

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                                                            Student Wellness Goals

1. Nutrition education that will provide all students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy lives
 , encourage, support healthy eating by students.

2. Provide resources like the wall of wellness, cafeteria signage, healthy eating, to include nutritional label understanding, the importance of the five meal components that make a complete meal.

3. Physical Activity opportunities that are age-appropriate and meet the needs and interests of all students, in addition to their planned school physical education classes.

4. Maintain a physical and social environment that encourages safe and enjoyable activity for all students.

5. Physical Education program/classes that are consistent with the curriculum regulations. Track student progress on Health, Safety, and Physical Education so that they meet academic standards.

6. Other School Based Activities will ensure an enriching environment through providing outdoor classrooms, gardening and composting and after school non-competitive activities; including swimming, bowling, roller skating, cooking classes etc. 

7. Please click on the PDF to read the PA Department of Education assessment of Palisades' wellness policy, goal progress and objectives:  Wellness Assessment High School.pdf

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The Building Wellness committee consists of students, physical education teachers, parents, cafeteria staff, guidance counselors, school nurse, building principal, and/or assistant principal. Their purpose is to:

1. Make suggestions for enhancements, improvements in specific areas, pertaining to student wellness.
2. Plan activities and programs to promote nutrition and physical activity, or education.
3. Evaluate the food service program by reviewing foods and beverages.
4. Make recommendations for policy and/or program revisions.
5. Receive feedback from building staff, students, parents, and community members.
6. Assist in conducting a building Wellness Assessment. 
             The building principal and/or assistant principal will continue to monitor programs to ensure commitment to student wellness.

The District Wellness committee will be comprised of a School Board member, district administrator, district food service representative, students, parents, physical education teachers, nurses, and others chosen by the board. The district Wellness committee shall be managed through the Comprehensive Planning process and their purpose is to:

1. Provide periodic review and updates to the Superintendent regarding of its work.
2. Participate and assist in conducting, the building Wellness assessments.
3. Modify or update the district Wellness policy as needed.
4. Work with building Principals, and Building Wellness committees as needed for clarity, support and involvement to ensure building goals are met.

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Wellness Committee Participation


If you are interested in participating on a Building Wellness Committee, or wish to attend the next Wellness meeting, please contact Gerry Giarratana at [email protected] or call extension 5002.

Building Wellness committees can meet monthly or quarterly, and are scheduled through each individual building. The meetings may be scheduled before, during or after the school day. Your participation is greatly valued and appreciated.

Meeting Notes:

1. Wellness Committee Meeting Notes 2021-22.pdf

2. Wellness Committee Meeting Notes, 4.5.19.pdf

3. Wellness Committee, Meeting Notes 2.1.19.pdf

4. Wellness Committee, Meeting Notes 12.20.18.pdf