FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) – Fort Bend ISD’s School Health Advisory Council is among five Texas councils to receive the Empowering Health in School Communities: 2018 SHAC Award. Presented by It’s Time Texas, a statewide organization focused on improving the landscape of health and wellness in Texas, the award recognizes SHACs that build healthy environments within their school districts. Award winners are selected based on their active council members, number of participating students and parents, frequency of meetings, reporting practices, number of issue areas addressed and accomplishments made during the school year.
The FBISD SHAC exists to equip all students with the knowledge, resources and skills to live a healthy life. This year, the SHAC has remained active throughout the district by:
- connecting with parents – by visiting campuses, attending district events, seeking parent and student input into our school wellness plan and working on district-level health promotions
- providing an official recommendation to the school board regarding school start times and the benefits and challenges involved, specifically at the high school level
- reviewing and recommending health education curriculum, anti-tobacco programs, physical education and physical activity resources and health policies
- promoting nutrition education at the FBISD Foodie Tour and other events
- recognizing wellness champions through the WATCH Recognized Wellness Award
“In FBISD, the School Health Advisory Council supports the district goal to fully engage our collaborative community to support student success,” said FBISD Superintendent Charles Dupre. “We are thankful for partners that help us bring the Fort Bend ISD Profile of a Graduate to life in our classrooms by setting the roadmap to ensure our students are the best they can be by instilling healthy lifestyle habits at a young age. This recognition is a testament to the great work our School Health Advisory Council is doing in helping create a culture of strong healthy choices here in FBISD.”