District Wellness Policy

Hamilton County Schools Wellness Policy

Below is the Updated Hamilton County School Board Wellness Policy. If you have concerns or questions, please contact Patrick Howell, 386-792-7838 or [email protected]

Hamilton County Schools Receives Silver Healthy School District


Live Well Monthly Observance

Employee Wellness Resources

Monthly Wellness Awareness

National Nutrition Month March 2022

National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each year during March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2020 is Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Choose one healthy eating or physical activity concept each week during March. 

Remember to Eat Right, Bite by Bite!!!!

Eating Healthier

Eat Healthier

Eating more nutritious foods that lead to a healthier life is a common goal for many families. But the question is, how? How do we turn that goal into action and start taking the necessary steps to eat better?

Learn what the nutritional needs are for your family, and take on healthy changes to eat better

To Learn More visit: https://www.healthiergeneration.org/live_healthier/eat_healthier/

Eat Right This Summer

Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Real Food

Drop Liquid Calories

You can also access a Product Calculator and The Smart Food Planner.

SMART Snacks in Schools

Smart Snacks in Schools

There is a strong relationship between the health behaviors of employees and the environments in

which they work. Often, school staff must overcome challenges such as lack of time and

availability of healthy food and beverage options to achieve their personal health goals. In addition,

the food we eat directly affects our work productivity and performance.

Adopt a culture of health. Changing the work environment to support personal health goals sends

the message that you care about your employees’ health and well-being. Making healthier options

available can support behavior changes and overall the health of employees. Use the Smart

Snacks in School (SSIS) nutrition standards as a guide for establishing a healthy environment for

staff—ensure all food and beverages served or sold at staff meetings, at school-sponsored staff

events, and in staff lounges meet the nutrition standards.

Find foods and beverages that meet the standards by browsing the Products section of the

Healthier Generation’s Smart Food Planner.

Please visit: https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/

Smart Parent Advice

Smart Parent Advice

Moms and dads please visit this site for helpful tips and solutions to the pressing challenges that they face every day.


Children need to have a healthy relationship with their food. Even if it means that occasionally, they get to play with it!

If you have a picky eater in your home, look through this list with them and see if any of these fun food activities for kids catch their eye.

Core Nutrition Message

Core Nutrition Message - FUTP 60

Good morning,

Please check it out!!!

The Core Nutrition Messages and related tips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).  They address whole grains, low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as child feeding.  Designed specifically for populations served by WIC, SNAP, Child Nutrition and other Federal nutrition assistance programs, the messages and related tips, advice and guidance, can help nutrition educators deliver consistent messages that resonate with moms and kids.

The messages and the related resources address barriers faced by program participants in ways that inspire them to take action towards adapting the desired behaviors. Use these resources in educational tools, activities and interventions to help low-income audiences put the recommendations of the DGAs into practice.  Use these resources as part of nutrition education with the goal of helping program participants take positive steps to:

  • Make half their grains whole grains, make the switch to fat-free and low-fat (1% fat or less) milk, and make half their plate’s fruits and vegetables.
  • Encourage child-feeding practices that foster healthy eating habits.

See background and Implementation Guide for information about the target audience, development process, ideas for using messages and more.


Healthy Weight

Healthy Weight