CMCSS Facebook CMCSS Twitter CMCSS YouTube Channel Translate Webpage
pic here

Coordinated School Health (CSH)

Coordinated School Health improves children’s health and their ability to learn through support of families, communities, and the schools working together. CSH is a successful system designated to connect health with education. CMCSS recognizes and understands the value of student wellness and proper nutrition as it impacts a student’s physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.

If you are interested in participating in the development, review, or updating of the Local School Wellness Policy (CSH-A001) please email Lauren Richmond at

View the May 2017 Wellness Assessment Summary

View the 2017-2018 Wellness Assessment Summary

Click the image below to learn about the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The main goal of Coordinated School Health is to work to reduce childhood overweight/ obesity rates among students. Want to check your BMI? Click here to view a BMI Percentile Calculator for Children and Teens.

Tennessee Coordinated School Health Guidelines

The Tennessee CSH Guidelines consist of eight components:

I. Nutrition Services

Assure access to a variety of nutritious, affordable, and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students.

II. Physical Education/ Activity

Physical education classes and physical activities that promote physical fitness, motor skills, social and personal interaction, and life-long physical activity.

III. Health Education

Kindergarten through high school health education curriculum that is sequential and developmentally appropriate, and that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions.

IV. Health Services

Services provided to students to appraise, protect, and promote health.

V. Counseling, Psychological and Social Services

Services provided to improve students’ mental, emotional, and social health. These services improve the health of the students and the health of the school environment.

VI. Nutrition Services

A school atmosphere supported by programs and policies that nurture positive behavior, assure safety, and promote a feeling of belonging and respect for all students, staff, and families. This component involves the physical and aesthetic surroundings, climate and culture of the school.

VII. Health Promotion for Staff

Work-site health promotion programs that encourage and support staff in pursuing healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

VIII. Family and Community Involvement

Active participation of these groups in policy and program development and integration of community resources and services.