Questions and Answers
Questions
1)  What is S.H.A.C.?
2)  Why do we need a School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)?
3)  What is included in a Schools Health Program?
4)  How can I help?

Answers

1)  Q What is S.H.A.C.?

A
SHAC is a state mandated (law) advisory council comprised of individuals who represent segments of the community. The group works collectively to provide advice to HJISD on aspects of the school district's health plan.

2)  Q Why do we need a School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)?

A
✦ It's Texas Law
✦ Healthy children learn better
✦ School play an important role in teaching healthy habits
✦ Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy lifestyles

3)  Q What is included in a Schools Health Program?

A
There are 8 areas or components. The SHAC has a variety of roles addressing all components of a comprehensive school health program.
✦ Family and Community Involvement
✦ Nutrition Services
✦ Physical Education
✦ Health Education
✦ Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
✦ Health Services
✦ Healthy School Environment
✦ Health Promotion for School Staff

4)  Q How can I help?

A
✦ Join PTO
✦ Actively support district initiatives to create healthy learning environments
✦ Attend SHAC meetings