District Wellness Coordinators

The Rockland County Department of Health convenes the District Wellness Coordinators twice a year to receive peer support, share challenges and solutions and learn about trends and resources.

Coordinators are encouraged to promote the free New Norms for Healthy Schools and Communities 2020 professional development events. 

These annual professional development training events are designed to increase knowledge and skills for educators, parents, and youth-serving agency staff to enhance efforts to create environments that support healthier nutrition and physical activity.

Each school district in Rockland County has a wellness committee that meets several times during the school year to address topics related to student wellness and their Local Wellness Policy, sometimes called the Student Wellness Policy.

School districts are encouraged to require their schools to form a school wellness committee to support the principal in implementing the wellness policy. These committees are made up of 5 to 12 members that include:

  • physical education teacher
  • health or classroom teacher
  • School nurse
  • family resource coordinator or PTA
  • School administrator
  • parents
  • community organizations

To support the work of the district and school building wellness committees, the School Coalition will host free professional development training events on supporting the healthy nutrition and physical activity environments for children and youth.

Resources to support wellness coordinators and school wellness committees/teams can be found on these websites: