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					Healthy Community Schools Team: Recommendations                                      1    Oversight Body for Community School Wellness

                                                                                    1.1   Create a Wellness Council
The following recommendations are the result of nine months of research and
                                                                                     2    Wellness Model
planning put forth by the Healthy Community Schools Team. This team was
organized by Quality Quest for Health of Illinois and charged by the Full Service   2.1   Establish a Full Service Community Schools Wellness Model
                                                                                     3    Physical Activity
Community Schools Advisory Council with the task of developing actionable
                                                                                    3.1   Expand on-site afterschool physical activity programming
recommendations for improving the health and wellness of three local schools
and their surrounding community using Six Sigma methodology. The three                    Increase physical activity related extracurricular and after school programs in community
                                                                                    3.2
schools are Manual High School, Trewyn Middle School, and Garfield Primary          3.3   Increase levels of daily physical activity achieved by students
School.                                                                             3.4   Increase amount of daily physical activity for students
                                                                                    3.5   Introduce recess before lunch
The Healthy Community Schools Team was comprised of representatives from
                                                                                     4    Nutrition
the following organizations: Peoria School District 150, Peoria City/County
                                                                                    4.1   Offer nutrition education at every grade level K-12
Health Department, Peoria Park District, Bradley University, OSF, Methodist In-
School Health Clinic, Gifts in the Moment, Schwari-Chenga Project, Peoria           4.2   Work directly with food service provider to offer healthiest meals possible

Housing Authority, Caterpillar, Inc., Office of Senator Dave Koehler, University    4.3   Introduce the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program into qualifying schools
of Illinois Extension, Greater Peoria Family YMCA, Hult Center for Health           4.4   Implement gardens at every school
Education.                                                                                Establish strong nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages available on campuses in addition
                                                                                    4.5   to NSLP meals
Recommendation Objectives:                                                          4.6   Promote good nutrition at licensed childcare facilities, summer programs, afterschool programs

                                                                                    4.7   Hold a regular farmers' market in the Southside Neighborhood
       Use health and wellness as a catalyst for expanding Full Service
                                                                                    4.8   Encourage parent focused nutrition education initiatives
        Community Schools (FSCS) reach in PSD 150
       Establish Full-Service Community Schools as a “Wellness Home” for           4.9   Increase access to healthy foods in all local food retail locations
        students and surrounding communities                                         5    Health Services
       Create ‘Generation Health’                                                        Increase communication with parents about wellness, weight issues and BMI awareness
                                                                                    5.1
Approach:                                                                           5.2   Increase breastfeeding promotion and young parent support
                                                                                     6    After School: Alternative Activity
       Coordinated School Health Program (CDC): health instruction, health               Increase afterschool activities for youth not physically inclined
                                                                                    6.1
        services, healthful school environment, school food services, health
                                                                                     7    Intervention
        promotion for staff, counseling and psychological services, physical
        education, and parent/community involvement                                 7.1   Develop programs to work with youth requiring focused intervention in addressing obesity
       Pipeline: Early Head Start – High School                                     8    Measurement
       3 school pilot: Manual HS, Trewyn Middle, Garfield Primary                        Collect BMI measurement for every student K-12
                                                                                    8.1
       Phased in approach:
                                                                                    8.2   Conduct Wellness Surveys
            o Short Term (ST): Starting 2010-2011 school year
            o Mid Term (MID): During 2011-2012 school year                          8.3   Conduct Observational Surveys on schools health practices and wellness environment
            o Long Term (LT): 2012 and on                                           8.4   Coordination of data to increase analysis capabilities

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Recommendation Area 1: Community School Wellness Council (ST) (WM)                 Recommendation Area 3: Physical Activity

Council Leader: Methodist In-School Health Clinic – Stacey DeJaynes                3.1 Expand on-site afterschool physical activity programming (ST)(WM)
Members: Parents, Community Members, PSD 150 Administration                        Goal: Year round, on-site programming in all three pilot schools
representative, PSD 150 School Board Member, FSCS Board Member, Peoria             Process Owner: Denis Urycki (GITM), Beth Gilbert (YMCA)
City/County Health Department, Medical Director, Bradley University Dietetics      Method: Facilitate relationships between schools and service providers; assist
Department, U of I Extension, PACES program, Gifts in the Moment, Peoria Park      with operational technicalities (facility-use agreements, liability coverage)
District, Chartwells, HULT Center for Health Education, Dream Center,              Partners: YMCA, GITM, Peoria Park District, Bradley University, FSCS, PSD 150,
Heartland Clinic, City Council Member                                              Illinois Valley Striders
Schedule: Kick-off – June, 2010; Monthly meetings                                  Required Resources: Indoor/outdoor space, volunteers, transportation for
Mission: Promote wellness in the PSD 150 Full Service Community School             students (Activity Bus – Garfield)
service area by being accountable for the development and implementation of        Measurement: Participation uptake
core functions
Core Functions:                                                                    3.2 Increase physical activity related extracurricular and afterschool
     Enhance, modify and promote existing programs                                     programs in the community (MID)
     Oversee the implementation of new projects                                   Goal: Increase levels of physical activity among local youth
     Measure outcomes                                                             Process Owner: Denis Urycki (GITM), Beth Gilbert (YMCA)
     Act as a point of contact for local health initiatives, service providers,   Method: Identify and reach out to potential partners; identify available
          FSCS, and PSD 150                                                        indoor/outdoor space; assist with operational technicalities (facility-use
     Provide guidance and feedback to PSD 150 on wellness                         agreements)
     Disseminate pertinent information related to health, wellness, diet,         Partners: Peoria Park District, Bradley University Athletics Dept., Park District
          exercise improvement through local channels                              Police, Bethany Baptist Church, Chad Bailey, local parents
                                                                                   Required Resources: individual program inputs, indoor/outdoor space, local
Recommendation Area 2: Establish a FSCS Wellness Model (WM)                        volunteers
                                                                                   Measurement: Participation uptake
Goal: Wellness Model will include recommendation items and act as a guide for
future amendments to the PSD 150 Wellness Policy                                   3.3 Increase levels of daily physical activity achieved by students(ST) (WM)
Method: Wellness Model should be piloted at Garfield and Manual and                Goal: 50% of daily physical activity achieves moderate to vigorous physical
extended to area schools – Harrison, Trewyn, PSD 150; Wellness Model items         activity – Center for Disease Control
should be introduced incrementally as identified by the recommendations            Process Owner: School Principals, PSD 150 Administrator
Process owner: Mr. Curtin (Garfield), Dr. Kehrat (Manual HS)                       Method: Ensure that Garfield and Trewyn continue current practice; conduct
Partners: Community School Wellness Council, PSD 150 Administration, PSD           assessment of methods for improvement at Manual
150 Principals                                                                     Partners: PE teachers, school physical activity and curriculum department heads
Resources: Evaluation of impact and feasibility (BMI/wellness indicator change,    Required Resources: PE teacher, PE curriculum (CATCH, YMCA, OrganWise)
recommendation adoption rate, lessons learned, adoption by other                   Measurement: Survey daily activities and PE
districts/communities)

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3.4 Increase amount of daily physical activity for students (MID) (WM)               4.2 Work directly with food service provider to offer healthiest meals
Goal: Ensure that students (K-12) are getting the required daily amount of               possible (MID)(WM)
physical activity – 30 to 60 min.                                                    Goal: Act as a voice for nutrition and food service improvements on behalf of
Process Owner: School Principals, PSD 150 Administrator                              students and schools in PSD 150
Method: Identify additional time for physical activity during school day; Identify   Process Owner: Jill Eisenbarth (Cat, Inc.)
curriculum and personnel to lead in-class activities                                 Method: Work with Chartwells to improve current offerings; Provide guidance
Partners: PE teachers, school physical activity and curriculum department heads      to PSD 150 during the next round of contract negotiations
Required Resources: PE curriculum (10-15 min. segments), training for                Partners: Chartwells, PSD 150 Administration, PSD 150 School Board
classroom teachers/PE teachers/health teachers                                       Required Resources:
Measurement: Survey daily activities and PE                                          Measurement: Improvement in nutritional value and quality of school meals

3.5 Introduce recess before lunch (MID)                                              4.3 Introduce the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to qualifying
Goal: Realize potential health, academic and behavioral benefits of change               schools (MID)
Process Owner: School Principals, PSD 150 Administrator                              Goal: Increase students exposure and consumption of fruits and vegetables
Method: Investigate technique further; Redesign current process; Pilot in one        Process Owner: U of I Extension, School Principal
class at Garfield                                                                    Method: USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program Grant
Partners: School Principals, PSD 150 Administrator                                   Partners: Chartwells, Kitchen Managers, Teachers, Peoria Heights (has program)
Required Resources: Volunteers to conduct analysis of impact                         Required Resources: USDA program funding, purchasing a preparation
Measurement: Changes in plate waste, behavioral issue and transition time            Measurement: Adoption of the program and uptake by schools/classes
between recess/lunch/class

Recommendation Area 4: Nutrition                                                     4.4 Implement gardens at every school (MID)
                                                                                     Goal: Increase students exposure to fruits, vegetables, gardening and nature
Schools:                                                                             through curriculum and applied experience
4.1 Offer nutrition education at every grade level K-12 (ST) (WM)                    Process Owner: Gifts in the Moment
Goal: Increase students’ nutrition knowledge and improve diet decision making        Method: Promote School Yard Habitat at Garfield Primary; encourage
Process Owner: U of I Extension, HULT, Bradley Univ. Dietetics                       replication in other schools
Method: Work to continue current programming; Align efforts and resources to         Partners: U of I Extension, Peoria Parks District, Peoria Gardening Club
maximize impact and expansion into more grades and schools                           Required Resources: fencing, posts, concrete, seeds, volunteers, curriculum
Programs: Organ Wise Guys, Healthy Classrooms, Team Nutrition (USDA)                 Measurement: School adoption and usage; increase in student knowledge
Required Resources: Program Funding, staff, class time, curriculum
Measurement: Number of students involved in a nutrition education program,
measured change in knowledge and decision making




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4.5 Establish strong nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages              4.8 Encourage parent focused nutrition education initiatives (MID)
    available on school campuses in additional to NSLP meals (WM)                  Goal: Promote healthier diets at home through education opportunities for
Goal: Improve nutritional value of food available to students in addition to       parents and care givers
school provided meals (vending, a-la-carte, celebrations, snacks, etc.)            Process Owner: Parent Partnership Coach (Julie Lantine, Garfield), Sandra Burke
Process Owner: School Principals, Wellness Model                                   (PSD 150), Peoria City/County Health Department
Method: Assess current policy and practice; Explore alternative healthy item       Method: Identify current efforts and gaps; increase participation and work to fill
and pricing options                                                                gaps with new programming; focus on face-to-face communication and training
Partners: Contracted food vendors, PSD 150 Admin (Carla Eman)                      Partners: U of I Extension, Bradley Dietetics, WIC
Required Resources: Distribution of new policy, monitoring, alternative food       Required Resources:
items for vending                                                                  Measurement: Participation uptake among parents/care givers
Measurement: Percentage of available options meeting new standards
                                                                                   4.9 Increase access to healthy foods in all local food retail locations (LT)
                                                                                   Goal: Increase exposure and consumption of fruits and vegetables in local
Community:
                                                                                   community
4.6 Promote strong nutrition guidelines for licensed childcare facilities,
                                                                                   Process Owner:
    summer programs, and after school programs (MID)
                                                                                   Method: Identify local retail partners through Community Food Access
Goal: Ensure that food of high nutritional value is being provided to students
                                                                                   Assessment; identify and communicate opportunities for increasing healthy
and youth outside of school hours and in independent childcare settings
                                                                                   options (grants, zoning, etc.)
Process Owner: Peoria City/County Health Department
                                                                                   Partners: Kroger, Family Food Mart, Aldi, Western Ave. Meat, Shop-Rite
Method: Identify qualifying service providers and their current practice; Assist
                                                                                   Required Resources: Cooperation with local retailers, ideas and resources for
service providers in establishing standards or meeting existing standards;
                                                                                   implementing new strategies
Encourage adoption of Child and Adult Food Care Program standards
                                                                                   Measurement: Program adoption and sales
Partners: Head Start, Childcare Connections, U of I Extension
Required Resources:                                                                Recommendation Area 5: Health Services
Measurement: Number of identified programs in complete compliance
                                                                                   5.1 Increase communication with parents about wellness, weight issues
4.7 Hold a regular farmers’ market in the Southside Neighborhood (MID)                 and BMI awareness (ST)(WP)
Goal: Increase exposure and consumption of fruits and vegetables in local          Goal: Improve parental and community awareness of the current status, issues
community                                                                          and solutions associated with healthy lifestyles and BMI
Process Owner: Mr. Curtin (Garfield Principal)                                     Process Owner: Sandra Burke – PSD 150
Method: Reach out to local farmers markets and encourage them to establish a       Method: Coordinate messaging among healthcare providers; hold/partner with
satellite market at Garfield; Must take LINK/SNAP/WIC coupons                      informational events for parents and community members on healthy lifestyles
Partners: Peoria Riverfront Association, Metro Center, Churches/N-Hood Assoc.      issues, communicate student BMI with parents
Required Resources: Space; LINK/SNAP/WIC POS system, volunteers                    Partners: Heartland Health Clinic, Methodist, Health Dept., Parent Café
Measurement: Adoption and rate of patronage                                        Required Resources: Materials - Educational Brochures, BMI Charts and data
                                                                                   Measurement: Participation uptake, level of collaboration among partners

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5.2 Increase breastfeeding promotion and young parent support (MID)                   Recommendation Area 8: Measurement Plan
Goal: Encourage adoption of healthy lifestyle practices by parents early on in
                                                                                      8.1 Collected BMI measurement for every student K-12 (ST)
their child's life
                                                                                      Goal: Use students BMI as a measure of program impact and change over time
Process Owner: Shannon Fowler - Peoria City/County Health Department
                                                                                      Process Owner: Methodist In School Health Clinic
Method: Encourage lactation consultant’s presence in schools (rotating);
                                                                                      Method: Collect during annual school registration; Data: age, height, weight,
connect schools to Health Dept programs
                                                                                      gender; Use CDC spreadsheet calculator to create measurements
Partners: Methodist In School Health, START, U of I Extension, Head Start
                                                                                      Partners: School Principals
Required Resources: Lactation Consultants, designated space at schools for
                                                                                      Required Resources: staff, measurement tools
breastfeeding
                                                                                      8.2 Conduct wellness surveys (ST)
Recommendation Area 6: After-school: Alternative Activities
                                                                                      Goal: Gain increased understanding of students current practice to determine
6.1 Increase afterschool activities for youth not physically inclined (ST)            program effectiveness and areas for improvement
Goal: To provide framework that offers children and families opportunity for          Process Owner: Wellness Council – Measurement Subcommittee
exploration of interests and activities not necessarily PE-based                      Method: Establish a survey team; Measure: nutrition frequency, physical
Process Owner: Beth Gilbert – YMCA, GITM                                              activity levels, general wellness; administer periodically in a range of schools
Method: Offer variety of programming options via local organizations already          and grade levels
established; Offer mentoring services to groups to include peer to peer and           Partners: Principals and school staff, Bradley Dietetics Program
adult to child and program to program                                                 Required Resources: Survey development and analysis team; survey tool
Partners: U of I Extension, Girl/Boy Scouts, local churches, Park District, Bethany   8.3 Conduct observational surveys on schools health practices and
Baptist, Boys and Girls Club                                                               wellness environment (ST)
Required Resources: Location for activities. School access extended beyond            Goal: Gain increased understanding of students and schools current practice to
typical school day so parental involvement can be increased.                          determine program effectiveness and areas for improvement
Measurement: Self-esteem, depression inventory scales pre and post, decrease          Process Owner: Wellness Council – Measurement Subcommittee
screen-time, increase time spent together                                             Method: Establish a survey team; Measure: cafeteria environment, plate waste,
                                                                                      physical activity levels, vending usage; administer periodically in a range of
Recommendation Area 7: Intervention Exploration
                                                                                      schools and grade levels
7.1 Develop programs to work with youth requiring focused intervention                Partners: Bradley Dietetics Program
in addressing obesity (LT)                                                            Required Resources: Survey development/analysis team
Goal: Identify youth who are at risk for obesity and provide well structured          8.4 Coordinate data to increase analysis capabilities (ST)
program to allow a family to make healthy, long-tem lifestyle changes.                Goal: Gain insight into the impact of programs, student decisions and
Process Owner: Dr. Tim Vega - OSF                                                     environmental factors on students BMI over time
Method: Create intervention sub-committee; Implement a program for student            Process Owner: Wellness Council – Measurement Subcommittee
intervention with strong support follow-up for lasting change                         Method: Use a unique student identifier to link multiple data sources
Partners: OSF, MMCI, pediatrician, dietician, Gifts in the Moment, PACES              Partners: Peoria City/County Health Department, Methodist In School Health
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