The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is made up of school personnel, community members and parents. One of the duties of the SHAC is to recommend a coordinated health program for elementary and middle school students.
Upon recommendation of the SHAC, Leander ISD adopted the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program. CATCH is a scientifically research based program that has shown positive results.
Leander ISD is committed to having a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. By addressing nutrition, physical activity, health education and substance abuse prevention in a variety of ways and to a variety of audiences, we hope to raise the awareness levels and the skills for all to live a healthy life.
Why do we need a School Health Advisory Committee?
- It is Texas law.
- Healthy children learn better.
- Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits.
- Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children.
What is included in a Coordinated School Health Program? (CHSP)
The components of a coordinated school health program include:
- Family and community involvement
- Nutrition services
- Physical education
- Health education
- Counseling, psychological and social services
- Health services
- Healthy school environment
- Health promotion for school staff