Student Health Advisory Committee
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. They provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.
SHAC provides an efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.
Healthier Students are Better Learners
Teaching children and young people how to live a healthy lifestyle is a good way to help them
grow into healthy adults. Studies show that a healthy active child is more likely to be successful
in school and heave healthy habits their entire life (CDC, 2011; Basch, 2011). The U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention states six types of health risk behaviors contribute to the leading
causes of death, disability and social problems in the United States.
- tobacco use
- unhealthy eating
- inadequate physical activity
- alcohol and other drug use
- sexual behaviors that may result in HIV investion and other sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy