August 8, 2018
The agenda included listing the nine days of special events:
- Elementary Treat Days
- Fall Festival Holiday Festivity
- Valentine’s Day
- The last Friday of each month without a celebrated holiday.
- High School Treat Days
- Trust Card Treat days once a month
- Menu review for compliance with the National Lunch Program and State standards.
- Deborah and Shannon, food care workers, in lead positions, state that the foods meet and exceed the regulations and guidance issued by USDA.
- Open discussion.
- Questions for our lead food care workers
- A la carte items, do these fall out of compliance with standard.
- Goals for nutrition education
- Farm to You.
- Partner with county extension program
- Serve Safe certification
- Physical activity for staff and students
- Access to a walking trail for community and teachers
- Gym access
- Many staff has a Fit Bit
- Students are in compliance with physical activity including recess and physical activity class.
- Promote student wellness.
- Do all foods in each campus meet the objectives of reducing student obesity?
- Our school meets and exceeds state standards.
- Our new menu emphasizes fruits and vegetables during lunch.
- Flyers and posters are displayed to promote healthy eating and healthy living though out the halls.
- We have second chance breakfast to ensure students receive a healthy meal.
- Are the guidelines for reimbursable meals no less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by USDA?
- All students receive free breakfast and lunch.
- Our school participates in CEP program.
- How can we as the Wellness Committee measure that each school fulfills the districts local wellness policy?
- We have seen a significant increase in students eating in the cafeteria.
- The Wellness Committee must periodically make available to the public an assessment of the local wellness policy including:
- Extent to which schools are in compliance.
- We meet and exceed the guidelines set by the state and USDA.
- Extent the to which LEA’s local wellness policy compares to model local school wellness programs.
- Wellness policy is in the school handbook for anyone to read, the model for local school wellness programs can be found on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website.
- Progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy
- Increased numbers eating in the cafeteria
- We are still operating a school based health program, including a mental health program for students and those in the community.
Those present for Wellness meeting include:
- Jessica Stacy—Elementary Principal
- Mindy Searcy—District Executive Master Teacher
- Stephen Prince—High School Principal
- Dana Otterpohl—ACSIP
- Valerie Johnson—Parent Coordinator
- Cynthia Hoots—Parent
- Michelle Sullivan—District School Nurse
Meeting commenced at 1:30pm
Meeting concluded at 2:30pm