Midway ISD has received the Platinum Recognition award in the 2019 Live Well Waco Healthy Worksite Recognition Program. This award was presented by the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District in partnership with Live Well Waco. Midway ISD’s current policies and processes were reviewed to determine how well the district promotes a healthy working environment for their employees. The four areas that promote employee health and wellness include: health promotion and education, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco and smoking cessation. Midway ISD received 41 points out of a possible 62 points, earning them the highest recognition level.
Midway ISD promotes health with a free health fair that is held annually. Health fair vendors are available to provide information and assistance to employees with financial, physical, and spiritual wellness. Another way Midway promotes a healthy environment is through their Wellness Wednesday newsletter. In this newsletter, employees can find wellness tips and activities taking place in the community that promote physical activity.
Next month, Midway ISD will release a free 7-part series that focuses on nutrition. This series will focus on questions like what is a healthy diet and how you can get started with a healthy eating plan. Midway ISD also strives to provide healthy snacks and meals for staff luncheons.
Physical activity is promoted with the district wide competition of “The Biggest Loser”. This competition allows the different Midway campuses to compete against each other to see which campus can lose the biggest percentage of body weight as a whole. Lastly, Midway ISD is a non-smoking campus and the medical insurance that is provided to employees has resources to help employees stop smoking at no cost.