HLLP works with Durango School District 9R to promote, support and implement the following programs and projects - Coordinated School Health (CSH); Farm to School (FtS); Safe Routes to School (SRTS); Walk to School Day (WTSD); the School-based Health Center (SBHC) at Durango High School; and school gardens. HLLP also works with the Ignacio School District, the Southern Ute Academy, and Bayfield schools on Farm to School programming.
Coordinated School Health (CSH) – CSH is a effective model for connecting physical, emotional, and social health with education. It consists eight interactive components: health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling and psychological services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement. Using this model, schools work within the family and community structure to ensure optimal health and wellness for children. For more information contact the Durango 9R School Wellness Dept at 247-5411 x1465
Farm to School (FTS) – Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. For more information contact Jim Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) – Colorado Safe Routes to School (SRTS) uses a comprehensive approach to make school routes safe for children when walking and bicycling to school. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) administers Colorado’s SRTS program. In Colorado, many communities, parents and schools are fostering a safe environment for their students by using SRTS programs to not only fund education and safe infrastructure, but also to encourage healthy options for our children that are safe for both walking and bicycling.
To learn more about Colorado Safe Routes to School click here.
School Based Health Center (SBHC) – Durango School District 9-R will significantly increase the number of medically underserved students who receive integrated health care by 1) expanding existing services in the school-based health center at Durango High School (DHS SBHC), 2) opening a second school-based health center at Florida Mesa Elementary School (FM SBHC), and 3) expanding Coordinated School Health as a primary prevention base for health education, nutrition and physical activity in all Durango 9-R classrooms. HLLP provides yearly funding for healthy lifestyle materials.
School gardens - HLLP works with The Garden Project of SW CO to create, implement and maintain school gardens throughout La Plata County. Most schools have gardens and use garden curriculum written by The Garden Project in the classroom. For more information contact Shari Fitzgerald email@example.com
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