DeKalb County Health Dept.

DeKalb County School Wellness

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Information & Resoureces to Counceling, Psychological & Social Services information & Resources to Health Education Information & Resources to Health & Safe School Environment
Information & Resources to Physical Education Information & Resources to DeKalb County Coordinated School Health Information & Resources to Nutrition Services
Information & Resources to Family/Community Involvement Information & Resources to Health Services Information & Resources to Health Promotion for Staff

DeKalb County Districts Wellness Teams

DeKalb 428  .pdf
Genoa 424 .pdf
Hiawatha 426
Hinckley-Big Rock 429

Indian Creek (Shabbona) 425
Sandwich 430
Somonauk 432
Sycamore 427  .pdf


What is School Wellness?

Coordinated School Health Model
The Coordinated School Health Model encourages communication and collaboration among those who have a direct link to school wellness. The model consists of eight health components to include: (1) health education (2) physical education (3) health services (4) nutrition services (5) counseling, psychological and social services (6) health promotion for staff (7) healthy and safe school environments and (8) family/community involvement. District and individual school wellness teams are created based on this model. These teams assess and prioritize wellness initiatives and then develop policies and programs to meet the needs of their schools. Successful projects have included nutrition and physical activity programs such as CATCH, Family Fun Nights and School Wellness Fairs. Increased access to healthy food is promoted through the DeKalb County Community Gardens program and Barb Food Mart, a school based food pantry.

School Health Index (SHI)
The School Health Index (SHI) is a tool available to schools to self-assess the eight health components of the Coordinated School Health Model. Each school wellness team completes the School Health index to obtain a baseline view of their overall school health and guide the development of future wellness initiatives. Results are shared with the Superintendent and district school wellness team to measure the success of wellness policies, programs and priorities. A School Health Index is available for elementary and middle/high school students and can be found at