The School Health Council was formed in late 2007. Its purpose is to create a healthier school environment for students and staff. Members of the Health Council come from throughout the community. They include individuals from the medical field, educators, businesses, organizations and parents. Since its inception, the council has promoted healthier foods and drinks in schools and stressed the importance of exercise for a healthier lifestyle. The Health Council has sponsored two Family Fun Fitness Nights at Robinson Middle School to help expose families to fun ways to exercise and to learn about nutrition.
In April 2009, after months of study the TPS School Health Council presented its Wellness Policies and Practices in Schools report to the Board of Education. The council’s recommendations and findings can be found in the report.
To become a member of the TPS School Health Council, you must reside, work or attend school within the boundaries of Topeka Public Schools or have a dependent who attends Topeka Public Schools. If you are interested in joining the TPS School Health Council, contact Communications Director Ron Harbaugh at 295-3047.
If you have any questions about volunteering, or if you're ready to sign up and get started, please contact Ron Harbaugh at 785-295-3047 or talk to the volunteer coordinator at your school.