School Health Advisory Council
A SHAC is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of a community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students who are enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The SIISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, students and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families served by our district.
The link between nutrition and learning is well documented. Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being. Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for mortality and development of many chronic diseases as adults. Schools have a responsibility to help students and staff members establish and maintain lifelong, healthy eating patterns. Well planned and well-implemented school nutrition programs have been shown to positively influence students’ eating habits.
All students shall possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious and enjoyable food choices for a lifetime. In addition, staff is encouraged to model healthy eating and physical activity as a valuable part of daily life. The San Isidro Independent School District shall prepare, adopt, and implement a comprehensive plan to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. This plan shall make effective use of school and community resources and equitably serve the needs and interests of all students and staff, taking into consideration differences in cultural norms.
The San Isidro Independent School District School Health Advisory Council is a community-based council whose purpose is to:
- Promote the health of students and school community
- Advocate for a comprehensive school health program
- Serve in a health advisory capacity to the school board
For more information regarding School Health Advisory Boards (SHAC), please visit the Texas Health and Human Services website.
To view the SIISD Student Nutrition/Wellness Plan, please follow this link: Student Nutrition/Wellness Plan