Health & Wellness at ASTEC
Focus on Health, Wellness and Mental Resilience
Health, wellness and mental resilience are essential to learning and a quality life. At ASTEC Charter Schools, we are developing a culture of healthy living among our students and employees. We are making a difference in the fight against obesity by implementing a number of positive measures. We have revolutionized our school lunch program and serve fresh foods for breakfast and lunch every day.
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ASTEC Charter Schools’ Premiere Health and Wellness Program
ASTEC Charter Schools’ leadership has long been interested in the health of our students, their families and our employees. We removed pop and sugary drinks from our school long before a law was passed to prohibit these items in school vending machines. ASTEC began working on better meal patterns long before Congress approved the new USDA meal patterns. Our school breakfast and lunch are second to none. ASTEC invested in a full kitchen and innovative food service program some time ago. Even with these efforts we were still lacking a complete program.
In February of 2012, a team from HealthCorps and Continental Resources visited Oklahoma City area high schools, including ASTEC. The result of their visits was the selection of ASTEC Charter Schools as THE first HealthCorps school in Oklahoma with Harold Hamm and Continental Resources as the benefactor.
In the Fall of 2012, the HealthCorps program at ASTEC Charter Schools launched with a bang, under the direction of our HealthCorps Coordinator. A new culture of health, wellness and mental resilience has transformed our school. Under HealthCorps’ leadership, our students, families and employees have become involved in a number of meaningful activities and events.
It is our hope that more Oklahoma schools experience HealthCorps through other benefactors following the example of Mr. Harold Hamm and Continental Resources.
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- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- Social discrimination
How Employees are Getting Healthy
Not only is ASTEC inspiring the students to live healthier lifestyles, but the employees as well. The employee wellness program encourages not only eating healthy, but an overall healthy lifestyle as well. This includes topics such as heart health, nutrition, arthritis awareness, tobacco and alcohol awareness and healthy sleep habits.
In accordance with national campaigns, each month will have a theme, along with activities and information focusing on the theme month.