Triennial wellness assessment summary

The District Wellness Committee met on June 17 to review the Student Wellness Policy (5405) and results of the triennial wellness assessment.

Triennial District Accomplishments

  • Community Eligibility Program – provided free breakfast and lunch to all students
  • Partnered with St. Peter’s Health Partners, Creating Healthy Schools & Communities – adding workout equipment to the weight room and offering extended program hours through grant opportunities
  • Participated in local produce programs (in partnership with other local schools) to provide fresh fruits and vegetables through the USDA commodities program.
  • Promoted monthly specials and activities to introduce seasonal fruits and vegetables to students
  • Prepared annual Thanksgiving meals for our elementary students
  • Developed and launched an app to encourage tracking nutrition and wellness activities through our Cohoes High School Science Department
  • Expanded Outdoor Backyard Games Units at Cohoes high and middle schools. Students were introduced to games such as: corn hole, ladder golf, disc golf, Kan Jam, Nine Square, Spikeball, and RampShot.
  • Installed bottle fillers in each school cafeteria
  • Encouraged outdoor learning whenever weather permitted

Future Goals

  • The district plans to expand outdoor learning and eating spaces
  • The district will install additional bottle filler stations at each school
  • The district will continue to participate in the Community Eligibility Program in all five schools
  • The district will continue its partnership with  St. Peter’s Health Partners, Creating Healthy Schools & Communities
  • The district will explore opportunities that foster lifetime wellness and healthy choices will be further developed in the curriculum
  • The Physical Education department will explore the potential of expanding outdoor winter activities

At this time, the District would like to invite parents & staff to review the Student Wellness Policy. Please send any feedback or recommendations to Stacy Mackey, School Business Official, at smackey@cohoes.org.

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