Pocono Mountain School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The District strives to provide a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
Pocono Mountain offers the following:
- A comprehensive nutrition program consistent with federal and state requirements.
- Access at reasonable cost to foods and beverages that meet established nutritional guidelines.
- Physical education courses and opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity during the school day.
- Curriculum and programs for grades K-12 that are designed to educate students about proper nutrition and lifelong physical activity, in accordance with State Board of Education curriculum regulations and academic standards.
Fitness/WellnessLet’s Move in Schools – America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of KidsNational Institutes of Health
Physical Activity Guidelines
General Health/Wellness Resources
Health Information for Individuals and Families
Center for Disease Control
Health.gov – Improve Health…Learn HowEating DisordersNational Institute of Mental Health/Eating Disorders
American Academy of Adolescent and Childhood Psychiatry/Teens: Eating Disorders