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 professional development events. 

These annual professional development training events are designed to increase knowledge and skills for educators, parents, and agency staff serving youth to better enable them to create environments that support healthier nutrition and physical activity. The fall 2019 events will be announced in September 2019.

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 health/wellness committee/team 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 two free professional development training events on supporting the nutritional and physical activity environments for children and youth.

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