Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

Public Involvement

The District shall support the general wellness of all students by implementing measurable goals to promote sound nutrition, physical activity, and student health and to reduce childhood obesity.

The local school health advisory council (SHAC), on behalf of the District, shall review and consider evidence-based strategies and techniques and shall develop nutrition guidelines and wellness goals as required by law. In the development, implementation, and review of these guidelines and goals, the SHAC shall permit participation by parents, students, representatives of the District's food service provider, physical education teachers, school health professionals, members of the Board, school administrators, and members of the public.

The local SHAC participates in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy, which is a written document that guides a school district to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn.

School Health Advisory Council Members:

If parents wish to join the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), they can reach out to their campus' Parental Engagement Liaison for guidance on the membership process. For community members eager to volunteer with the SHAC, please get in touch with Mr. Fred Tamez, the Physical Education Specialist at Brownsville ISD, at 956-698-0149.