Our Wellness PolicyWellnessPolicy.pdf
Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Nutrition Services Wellness
Nutrition Services has a registered dietitian on staff. It is important to us that all students have the nutrition they need to be fit, healthy and ready for success. Our menus contain whole-grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day. In addition, our Provision 2 Breakfast Program allows all students to have access to a healthy breakfast at no cost.
Our District wellness policy can be found on the BCSS Board Policy Page.
Each school has a local wellness representative. Schools engage in wellness activities for both students and staff throughout the school year. Compliance with the Wellness Policy is based on completion of the Bartow County School District Wellness Policy Evaluation Tool. During the 2017-2018 school year, compliance with the Wellness Policy was 79% for our school district. For school year 2018-2019, compliance with the Wellness Policy was 100% for our school district.
Wellness Policy Comparison Chart
Contact BCSS School Nutrition Coordinator, Emily Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.