In this toolkit, you will find an abundance of resources to help students eat healthy and maintain an active lifestyle. The policies should serve as your baseline. Where you go from there is up to you! There are so many ways to make nutrition and physical activity fun. You will be able to take these building blocks and create a program that addresses the unique needs of the students at your center.
Like raising a child or helping your students reach their academic potential, it takes a village to develop a healthy culture on center. In the past, we have worked under a paradigm that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness—it’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips. This site provides tools to integrate health into every part of a student’s Job Corps experience.
Your first steps: