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Coordinated School Health: Local Wellness Policy Development. Taskforce to Promote Healthy Eating and Smart Choices: A project of the Food Services & Warehousing and the Healthy Schools Campaign January 17, 2006. Coordinated School Health. 2005/2006 Academic Year Program Areas

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Coordinated School Health:Local Wellness Policy Development

Taskforce to Promote Healthy Eating and Smart Choices:

A project of the Food Services & Warehousing

and the Healthy Schools Campaign

January 17, 2006


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Coordinated School Health

  • 2005/2006 Academic Year

    • Program Areas

    • Goals and Objectives

  • Accomplishments

  • District-Wide Local Wellness Policy Development


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2005/2006 Academic Year

* Grant funded

Program Areas:

  • Avenues for Success*

  • Health Education*

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention*

  • Linkages and Partnerships

    • College and University Researchers

    • Community Based Organizations

    • Corporate Partnerships

  • Safe and Drug-free Schools

    • National Coordinators Project*

    • Peer Jury Program*

  • Interventions for Children at Risk

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support*

  • School Nursing

  • School Psychology

  • School Social Work

  • Vision and Hearing

Physical Health Requirements:

  • Dental/Oral Health Examinations

  • Immunizations

  • Physical Health Examinations

    Social/Emotional Learning Competencies:

  • Self-awareness

  • Social Awareness

  • Self-management

  • Relationship Skills

  • Responsible Decision Making

    Priority Health Behavior Areas:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Use

  • Injuries and Violence

  • Sexual Health Behaviors

  • Tobacco Use

  • Dietary Behaviors

  • Physical Activity


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2005/2006 Academic Year

  • Goals and Objectives

    Goal 1.1: Improved Social/Emotional/Physical Health Policies & Services

    • Develop a district-wide local wellness policy.

    • Develop, implement, and evaluate a system to manage health-related linkages and partnerships.

    • Develop, implement, and evaluate a system for the provision of social/emotional services.

      Goal 1.2: Improved Student Physical Health

    • Increase the number of students who are medically compliant with physical health examinations and immunizations.

    • Increase the number of students who receive dental examinations.

    • Increase the number of students failing a school-provided vision screening who receive a comprehensive eye examination and prescription eye glasses.


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Accomplishments

  • Health-related Linkages and Partnerships

    • An online survey was developed and administered to community based organizations through www.surveymonkey.com. Additional distribution was provided by the Community Schools Initiative, the Stakeholders Collaboration, and individual referrals. Thirty five agencies have replied as of January 13, 2006 providing data on 35 different programs/services delivered to the Chicago Public Schools.


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Accomplishments

  • Social/Emotional Services

    • Collaborative relationship with Office of Specialized Services, Student Development, High School Demonstration Project, and PHASES.

    • A Request for Proposals for “Safe and Healthy Schools Curriculum” to be published. Scope of Services for alcohol and other drug prevention to be inclusive of the State of Illinois’ Social/Emotional Learning Goals.


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Accomplishments

  • Medical Compliance and Immunizations

    • The Chicago Public Schools reported a 95.45% compliance as of January 16, 2006. For the first time CPS reached a 90% compliance rate on October 15, 2005 compared to 87% on October 15, 2004.


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Accomplishments

  • Dental/Oral Health Examinations

    • Dental examinations for all Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade students required beginning May 15, 2006. A total of 1,248 Chicago Public School students have received dental services through an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Chicago Department of Public Health. Dental services include dental screening; dental cleaning; gel fluoride; and dental sealants.


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Accomplishments

  • Eye Examinations and Prescription Eye Glasses

    • As of January 13,2006 a total of 6,460 Chicago Public School students are documented as having received a comprehensive eye exam through the Office of Specialized Services. A total of 5,529 students are documented as having received prescription eye glasses.

    • The Healthy Kids/Healthy Minds: Expanded Vision Program is designed to provide 12,000 students with free vision services between January 1 and June 30, 2006 funded by House Bill 2378. Services will be provided through Tropical Optical & VSP.

    • The Chicago Children’s Eye Clinic is designed to provide 5,000 students with free vision services during April 2006. Services will be provided through the Give the Gift of Sight Foundation.


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Accomplishments

  • A District-wide Local Wellness Policy

    • An internal committee (Office of Specialized Services, Food Services & Warehousing, Office of High School Programs) has been established to develop, implement, and evaluate a District-wide Local Wellness Policy in consultation with the Senior Policy Advisor for the Chief Education Officer.


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • Section 204 of Public Law 108-265 Local Wellness Policy

    (a) In General- Not later than the first day of the school year beginning after June 30, 2006, each local education agency participating in a program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.) shall establish a local school wellness policy for schools that, at a minimum---


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • Includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school-based activities.

  • Includes nutrition guidelines…with the objectives of promoting health and reducing obesity..

  • Provides an assurance that guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture.


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • Establishes a plan for measuring implementation of the policy.

  • Involves parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators, and the public.

    • Policy Development Committee

    • Focus Groups

    • Survey


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • District-level Needs Assessment

    • Youth Risk Behavior Survey

    • School Health Profiles

    • Chicago Department of Public Health Data (by Cluster)

  • Measurable Objectives

    • Baseline; One Year; Five Year; Ten Year

    • Output vs. Outcome

  • Review of Model Policies including “School District Model Wellness Policy Language” developed by Illinois Nutrition Education and Training.

    • 14 member consensus committee with representatives from Illinois schools, child advocacy groups, health care, government, nonprofit organizations, and business

    • Under a USDA Team Nutrition grant


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • Each member of the development team is assigned a specific section of the policy.

    • Goals for nutrition education

    • Goals for physical activity

    • Goals for other school-based activities

    • Nutrition guidelines

  • Coordinated School Health will compile all submissions into a draft policy and distribute.

    • Senior Policy Advisor for the Chief Education Officer

    • Policy Development Committee

    • Parents and their students

    • School administrators

    • Community-based organizations


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Developing a District-Wide Local Wellness Policy

  • Final draft of the District-Wide Local Wellness Policy will be submitted to the Senior Policy Advisor for the Chief Education Officer.

  • Approval for the final District-Wide Local Wellness Policy is anticipated from the Board of Education on April 27, 2006.


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Office of Specialized Services

Coordinated School Health

Ken G. Papineau

Director of Coordinated School Health

773-553-1830

[email protected]


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