School: Whiteside Elementary

District District 115
2028 Lebanon Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221

Chairperson: Stephanie Holloway

Plan Description

  • Health lessons introduced
  • CATCH program
  • Work with school district to make sure staff members are aware of health-related resources available to them
  • Healthy school snacks
  • Walk to school day
  • Pedometer Challenge

Plan Results

  • Implement more health lessons into the P.E. curriculum
  • Incorporate CATCH program into ESP 2X/ week
  • Have the Health plan company rep/HR person come and explain benefits under the plan(s) we have and outline the health prevention services that are available @no cost to members.  Mini inservices on different topics-women's health, child health, men's health, cardiovascular health, mental health for example-review what AMA recommends- ie paps, mamo, PSA testing etc... and how their plan best fits "best practice" into practical use of our plan/benefits
  • Have students bring in a healthy snack to school.  Aslo, instead of having pizza parties, we will have a Subway party
  • Have a Whiteside Walk to School Day.  From there, we would like to try once a month or even once a week
  • P.E. pedometers will be given to teachers and offer incentives for teacher with the most steps


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