The PRH requires that your committee includes the Health and Wellness Director, Food Services Manager/Supervisor, Recreation Supervisor or Specialist, TEAP Specialist, Residential Manager, and student representative, but you don't have to stop there. Anyone on center with a passion for health would be a great addition! Passionate committee members can come from social development, finance, academics, or trades.
Here are some examples of potential committee members:
"I have dedicated my life to fitness and healthy eating. I love watching how students' minds and bodies transform when they discover the rewards from exercise. Work is really exciting now. I love how my role changed when I began this program. I look forward to coming to work every morning because my students are so excited about health."— Mark W.,
"You might think I'm an unlikely candidate to coordinate a nutrition and exercise group on my center. I think my center's exercise and nutrition program was successful because of my relationship with the students. I feel passionate about making healthy choices. I love to exercise and I had a great time encouraging students to exercise. I might not know everything about exercise and nutrition, but there are a lot of people on center, like the center physician, food service manager and recreation manager, who I can go to with questions."
— Myra T.,
"I get it. Not too long ago, there was 70 pounds more of me to love. Losing weight is hard. Luckily, I learned how to eat healthy and exercise from an empathetic, understanding, and knowledgeable trainer. She was such a good listener and she never let me give up. My background as a TEAP Specialist also gives me an insight to food and exercise, addiction and behavior."
— Michelle R.,
"When I took over the food service program, it was all French fries and pizza. Students were climbing up the walls. I knew I had to put a stop to it. It took over a year, but now we have a great salad bar and we only use the fryers once a week. We've also done away with soda. With the Health and Wellness Director, I've developed a point system for students to monitor their calories. I actually spend less money on food now, mostly because we've gotten control of portion sizes."
— Antonio W.,
Food Service Supervisor
When your committee is selected, send contact information to
Julie.Luht@humanitas.com to receive updates.
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