Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy.  Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

SCH Wellness


Our Mission:

 "The School City of Hammond Wellness Committee, one of the 8 components of the Coordinated School Health Advisory Council, is committed to ensuring high level job performance and healthy role models for students by supporting and facilitating the physical and mental health and well-being of all employees."   


SCH Wellness Committee Members

Council Members

Sarah Ligon- Director of Health Services 

Lea Bell, Physical Education Teacher ACC

Aliza Chapa, SCH Student 

Christine Clarahan - Director of Food and Nutrition Services    

Lisa Clavier, Irving Grandparent/Volunteer PTA

Eva Combs, Jefferson Parent/PTA

Donna Cooper, Administrative Asst. Health Services & Talent

Laurie Fogarty, Parent PTA Jefferson

Marsha Frey, Compliance Officer            

Jimmy Gonzales, Associate Executive Director Hammond YMCA

Ruben Gonzalez, Northwest Indiana Food Bank

Barbara Gustin, Head Start Director

Kyla Hanson, Irving Parent/Volunteer PTA

Larry Hare -Director of Operations

Anna Jacobs - Insurance Coordinator

Heather Lint, Health Science Teacher ACC

Becky Lively, SCH PTA President

Debra Lueken, Physical Education Teacher, Morton High School

Connie Manous, Director of Special Education

Terri Mayerik, Assistant Superintendent

Theresa Mince- Purdue Extension

Brien Nash, SCH Student

Mary Beth Nickolaou- Director of Talent Development

Alesia Pritchett, Executive Director of Business Services

Erin Sherrow-Hayse, Purdue Extension

Janet Wagner, Health Services




The Coordinated School Health - Survey  



This survey is being conducted by the School City of Hammond’s Coordinated School Health Committee to identify the current knowledge of the available health and wellness services, and to determine what areas of interest need further attention. Once you begin the survey it must be completed in one setting, but should not take more than 10 minutes. Your answers are completely anonymous. Thank you for participating in the Coordinated Health Survey.






Esta encuesta está siendo realizada por el Comité Coordinado de Salud Escolar de la Ciudad Escolar de Hammond para identificar el conocimiento actual de los servicios de salud y bienestar y para determinar qué áreas de interés necesitan mayor atención. Una vez que usted comience la encuesta debe ser completada en ese momento; esto no le tomará más de 10 minutos.  Sus respuestas son completamente anónimas. Gracias por su participación en la Encuesta de Salud Coordinada.






         Wellness Programs                                                      

PACE- Physically Active Company Employee Program

Health Clubs Offering Corporate Discounts to SCH

Hepatitis B- Resource Center      

Flu Shots- Flu Prevention - Flu facts                               

Blood Screening- SCH Health & Wellness screening                                                      


10,000 Steps- How many steps do you walk a day?

25 Weight Loss Tips- Practical advice on how to trim down.






                                     Health Tools

Body Mass Index       Ideal Body Weight Calculator        Calorie Burner Counter                                            

Nutritional Needs Calculator       Target Heart Rate        Waist to Hip Ratio                     

Health Risk Assessments




The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics- Eating Right: Home Food Safety, Food Allergies, Healthy Weight

Mayo Health- Healthy Lifestyle Topics: Weight loss, Stress Management, Quit Smoking

Weight Watchers- A healthy holistic way to Lose Weight and do it ONLINE! 

Jenny Craig- Clinically Proven Weight Loss Program:  Tailored to your Needs & Lifestyle!                                                       

Seattle Sutton- Healthy Eating, Never Tasted so Good!  Freshly Prepared Meals,  Delivered to your Home or Office.

 NutriSystem- Learn lifelong habits for a healthy living , so you can lose weight and help keep it off.

Cooking with Kids- Find kids recipes that are easy, quick and cheap

Children's Recipes

PBS ParentsCooking together can be a delicious learning experience for children and their parents.





Making it easier for Americans to understand and make better  food choices.                                                                                                   

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Information for you:

Healthy Fundraising & Healthy Celebrations- Promoting a Healthy School Environment

Whooping Cough & Tdap VaccineGet the Facts about the Vaccine      

Call a CHC Wellness Health Coach Today!

A Health Coach can help you set a personal health goal, create an action plan and recommend strategies.

E- Learning Wellness Tutorials

There are over 500 topics to choose from, including: Asthma, Back pain, Depression, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Eating Healthy, Stress management, Cancer, Smoking, +100s more

Carrying,  Body Mechanics, Lifting Zone and When you Lift- Safe Lifting and Carrying


                                                  Local Community Health Links:

                 St. Margaret's Hospital, Hammond/Dyer                          St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago

    St. Anthony's, Crown Point           Community Hospital, Munster              St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart






 Wellness Links: 

American Cancer Society- Learn about cancer, its risk factors, prevention, treatment and more.

MyAnthem- Access your Anthem account, as well as health & wellness information.

Mayo- Health Information and Patient Care

CHC Wellness- Blood Screening and Wellness Services

WebMD- Better Information, Better Health

InteliHealth- The Trusted Source

American Heart Association- Learn and Live. Getting Healthy.  How they can help your Heart!