The Eight Components:
Comprehensive School Health Education: Classroom instruction that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health; develops health knowledge, attitudes, and skills; and is developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive. Designed to motivate and assist students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors.
School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services: Activities that focus on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social needs of individuals, groups and families. Designed to prevent and address problems, facilitate positive learning and healthy behavior, and enhance healthy development. The Foundation funds the placement of mental health counselors at schools in the Winter Park Consortium schools.
Health Services: Preventive services, education, and emergency care, referral, and management of acute and chronic health conditions. Designed to promote the health of students, identify and prevent health problems and injuries, and assure care for students. The Foundation helps provide funds to hire nurses for schools in the Winter Park Consortium.
Nutrition Services: Integration of nutritious, affordable, and appealing meals; nutrition education; and an environment that promotes healthy eating behavior for all children. Designed to maximize each child’s education and health potential for a lifetime.
Physical Education: Planned, sequential instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity. Designed to develop basic movement skills, sports skills, and physical fitness, as well as to enhance mental, social and emotional abilities.
Healthy School Environment: The physical, emotional, and social climate for the school. Designed to provide a safe physical plant, as well as a healthy and supportive environment that fosters learning.
Health Promotion for Staff: Assessment, education, and fitness activities for school faculty and staff. Designed to maintain and improve the health and well-being of school staff, who serve as role models for the students.
Parent/Community Involvement: Partnerships among schools, families, community groups, and individuals. Designed to share and maximize resources and expertise in addressing the healthy development of children, youth and their families.