School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)


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?

  1. It is Texas law.
  2. Healthy children learn better.
  3. Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits.
  4. 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

LISD Child Nutrition Services
LISD PE, Health and Wellness
LISD Team Building
SHAC in Action

Updated on November 28, 2018

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