Wellness

The Silver Creek Central School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children's health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. To learn more, read the District Wellness Policy and the School Employee Wellness Policy in the document container. 

School Health Advisory Council

Note: The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is formerly known as the Wellness Committee.

The District has established a wellness committee to develop the District's proposed local wellness policy, making such policy recommendations for review and adoption by the Board of Education. The District Wellness Committee includes, but is not limited to, representatives from each of the following groups:

a) Parents;
b) Students;
c) Physical Education teachers;
d) School health professionals;
e) The District's food service program;
f) The School Board;
g) School administrators; and
h) Members of the public.

The Wellness Committee will also be responsible for assessing current activities, programs and policies available in the District, and providing mechanisms for implementation, evaluation, and revision of the policy. In so doing, the Wellness Committee will evaluate and make recommendations which reflect the specific needs of the District and its students.

Wellness Fair May 2018

A variety of resources centered around health and wellness were featured guests during the 2018 Wellness Fair at the Silver Creek Central School District. Attendees were encouraged to explore various exercise classes and get a sample chair massage or free blood pressure screening. Among other organizations, represented were: Personal Touch cafeteria services, the Child Advocacy Program, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, Anderson-Lee Library, the Cattaraugus Community Center, EatSmart WNY, the Chautauqua County Dairy Promotion, the Chautauqua Center, UNYTS, Chautauqua Opportunities Incorporated, the Resource Center, the Community Alliance for Suicide, UPMC Chautauqua, Forestville Chiropractic, and YourCare health plan.

Smart Snacks in Schools

Starting in the school year 2014-2015, all foods sold at school during the school day will need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold ala carte, in the school store, and vending machines. Prior to the publishing of the Smart Snacks rule, 39 states already had nutrition standards in place." -- United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service