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School Health Advisory Committee

What is SHAC?

The committee is made up of parents, school personnel, community members. The duty of the SHAC is to advise the district on coordinated school lhealth programming and its impact on student health and learning.

Tarkington ISD adopted for the elementary and middle school the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program. CATCH, a scientifically research based program, has demonstrated positive results.

Tarkington ISD is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being. The SHAC adresses compliance with dietary guidelines, promotion of nutrition education, opportunities to maintain physical fitness, healthy environments for all students, and focus on health-related issues that affect our students.

Why do we need a School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)?

  1. It is Texas law.
  2. Healthy children learn better.
  3. Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits.
  4. Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children.

What is included in Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP)?

The components of a coordinated school health program include:

  • Family and community involvement
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Counseling, psychological and social services
  • Health services
  • Healthy school environment
  • Health promotion for school staff


For person who might be interested in serving on the School Health Advisory Council, please contact:

Dr. Mary Jane Moore
Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

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