Brunswick City School District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and wellbeing of our students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student’s health and well-being and his or her ability to learn. Brunswick City School District plays an important role in the process by which students establish their health and nutritional habits. Our goal is to ensure that every student receives the tools necessary to make good decisions about diet and exercise throughout their lives.
Our Health Services program serves as a vital link to the community, parents, and medical professionals. We provide students and staff with First Aid treatment, disease management, and health screenings to ensure optimal health and wellness for all. Staff members are trained annually in the recognition and treatment of life threatening emergencies in addition to other topics. Additional educational training and wellness opportunities are available for staff members including CPR/AED certification and health fairs.
Our food service program provides nutritious meals and snacks through the schools’ meal programs. The goals of the Food Service Department are:
- To provide students and staff with nutritious, affordable meals which have been prepared in a safe, sanitary manner, while remaining a self sufficient business.
- To promote a school-based nutrition program which will serve as a link between students, school food service personnel, administrators, and parents.
- To promote a positive work environment for employees who are happy and are a positive role models for our students.
Health and Wellness is considered to be a 21st century learning outcome. A healthy body is critical to having a healthy mind. Our Health and Physical Education curriculum is aligned to the state and/or national standards and implemented within our Health and Physical Education classes, as well as integrated throughout other areas of curriculum. Our staff promotes the development of good eating habits and increased physical activity within the day both through their instruction, and by modeling healthy eating and exercise habits.