Lorain County Public Health (LCPH)works to make sure students have a healthy and safe environment to learn and play. We use a collaborative approach to school health as we:
With experts available to provide resources and technical assistance to your district or school wellness team, LCPH can help you kick-start the wellness process. Call 440-322-6367 and ask for the Health Promotion division or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model we use.
Check out these resources and make changes to your classroom:
Lorain County Public Health Registered Sanitarians conduct school environment inspections twice per year in every local school building to ensure school environments are safe places where students can learn and play. Food safety inspections and education are another layer of our collaborative relationship with schools.
Healthy eating is an important component of school health, as many children will eat two meals at school each day. School nutrition professionals are on the front lines of helping Lorain County’s children develop healthy eating habits, such as eating fruits and vegetables. Increased fruit and vegetable intake may assist in healthy weight management when high-calorie foods are replaced by fruits and vegetables.
LCPH provides technical assistance to school food service programs to make policy, systems, and environmental changes that improve the nutrition options of our students. More about ways LCPH can help:
Physical activity can increase students’ performance while increasing focus. Children who get 30 minutes of physical activity every day build healthy habits that last a lifetime and prevent obesity and disease. Learn more about ways in which LCPH can help:
Social and emotional health is an important component of school health. Students should feel supported and comfortable at school. Children who have both peers and mentors that they trust are more resilient and can be more successful throughout their lifetime.Learn more about how LCPH can help with:
For the 2021-2022 school year, multiple school districts and independent schools contracted with Lorain County Public Health to provide nursing services to their students and school staff. Some of the services provided by school nurses include: