Healthy Schools Program

  • The Healthy Schools Program has been utilized for several years in Pinellas County Schools.  The program includes an assessment that is used to measure wellness policy implementation and track progress toward wellness goals. Plus, the Healthy Schools Program provides districts with comprehensive progress reports that can be used internally to inform new health and wellness priorities and externally to demonstrate compliance with national, state and local standards.  This program is provided by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 

     

    By utilizing the school health assessment, school's can evaluate the overall wellness of the school, staff, and students and decide on an action plan for improving health and wellness every year!  To get more information of the health and wellness of a specific school, contact the school's healthy school team leader!

    Pinellas County Schools Alliance HSP Spotlight

     

    For a list of National Healthy School Program Winners or HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Winners please see the National Award Recognition Page.

     

Teen Cuisine

  • Quick Bites

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    The Teen Cuisine Quick Bites video program is sponsored by the Steps to a Healthier FL/Pinellas grant. Ten middle school students from John Hopkins Middle School were selected from auditions held in April. The ten students selected are Lily Balogh,Chris Rickling,Michelle Lehmam,Samantha Malenchock,Terrell Dukes,Valarie Mull,Chase Ferreira,Abby Nickens,Anthony Irving,Ryan Monroe.
    The Teen Cuisine Quick Bites program will highlight recipes reflecting the Health Tips of the Month created by the Food Service Department. The Suncoast Cooks and Chefs Association of Pinellas and the Tampa Bay Culinary Association provided the chefs to work with the teens on the cooking show. The teens act as hosts and cooks showing how to prepare quick recipes for a healthy diet.

    The teens prepared forty different recipes reflecting a health tip of the month. These segments will run about 4-5 minutes each. The segments will be broadcast on WPDS Channel 14 and other local television stations each month as they reflect the health tips for that month.  
     
     
     

    Sample Video Clips

     
     
     

Food and Nutrition Department

Food in Schools

  • School Events

    Parents who would like to send snacks should call the school office or teacher to make sure the items are within the guidelines. School provided snacks must comply with the fat and sugar limits of the Pinellas County Schools Nutrition Standards and may not contain any FMNV or consist of candy or dessert type items (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, ice cream or frozen desserts, etc.).

    With principal permission, students may be given low nutritional foods, candy items or other restricted foods during the school day for up to two different school-approved events each year. These food items may not be given while school meals are being served. 
     

    Instructional Use of Food in Classroom

    For instructional purposes, as part of a prepared lesson, teachers may use food with minimal nutritional value.
    Students may consume food prepared in class for instructional purposes on an occasional basis.
     

    Smart Snacks in School

     
     
     

Food in the Classroom

  • School Events

    Parents who would like to send snacks should call the school office or teacher to make sure the items are within the guidelines. School provided snacks must comply with the fat and sugar limits of the Pinellas County Schools Nutrition Standards and may not contain any FMNV or consist of candy or dessert type items (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, ice cream or frozen desserts, etc.).

    With principal permission, students may be given low nutritional foods, candy items or other restricted foods during the school day for up to two different school-approved events each year. These food items may not be given while school meals are being served.
     
     

    Instructional Use of Food in Classroom

    • For instructional purposes, as part of a prepared lesson, teachers may use food with minimal nutritional value.
    • Students may consume food prepared in class for instructional purposes on an occasional basis.
     
     
     
     
     

America's Healthiest Schools:

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