OMS School Health Council
Childhood obesity is no longer simply a problem in our society, but an epidemic. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has given top priority to the prevention and intervention of the childhood obesity epidemic. The state of Georgia has some of the highest percentages of overweight and obese children in the country. To make matters worse, the south metro Atlanta area leads the state in the same categories. It is clear that the disease is severely affecting our county and school. To fight the problem, the faculty and administration at Ola Middle School have formed a School Health Council (SHC) to implement 10 key strategies developed by the CDC to fight this battle at OMS. The SHC has undergone a self-assessment process of all of our health policies and are developing a school wide improvement plan to ensure that our school is capable of improving the physical, social, and mental health of all of our students. As part of our school improvement plan, the SHC will educate our staff, parents, and community in the areas of weight management, fitness, and nutrition. Please explore this site and check in from time to time as we continue the process of promoting comprehensive and coordinated school health services for our school.