All public schools in Vermont have health and wellness programs with guidance from a registered nurse. We promote and support school health and wellness at the local level to help schools develop programs and policies that promote better health for students in Lamoille Valley.
We support school health by:
- We assist school leaders by providing the most up-to-date information regarding vaccination regulations, school nutrition and physical activity policies, and healthy school environments.
- We help schools obtain federal funds and grants to support proven wellness strategies, such as Farm-to-School, Safe Routes to School, and Girls on the Run.
- We provide assistance and best practice ideas to School Wellness Teams using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework.
Safe Routes to School
Cambridge Elementary School in the Lamoille Valley has finalized their Safe-Routes-to-School project. This has been over a yearlong project and now the school has a travel plan that they will propose to the school board and the town Select Board in hopes to make their town a safer community for those who want to walk and bike to school. This process began with a walkability study that included support from various state associations. The school brought awareness to the community by participating in the International Walk to School Day. The school will maintain community awareness by participating in Walk-to School events. If you are interested in Safe Routes to School, contact Lamoille Valley regional expert, Rob Moore 802-851-6347 or Rob@lcpcvt.org