Wellness Policy Plan

The Concord School District has begun the process of updating our district-wide wellness policy.

A strong wellness policy helps to create supportive school nutrition and physical activity environments that promote better attendance, improve behavior and increase academic performance.

To begin our process, we would like to assess current activities and policies in each Concord school.

The survey is divided to target individuals to be able to assess physical activity and health; nutrition, administrative aspects for wellness and one for all staff to complete regarding general aspects of wellness.

Each survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Name (Optional)

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* 2. Role (Full Time/Part Time)

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* 3. School

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* 4. This is the survey for All Staff we suggest they complete these assessment questions.

  In Place (3) Under Development (2) Not In Place (1) Unknown
1.  Does your school or district offer staff members health education and health-promoting
2.  Does your school or district offer staff members health assessments at least once a year?
3.  Does your school or district use methods to promote and encourage staff member participation in its health promotion/ stress reduction programs?
4.  Does your school have a breastfeeding policy?
5.  Does the school or district offer staff members training on conflict resolution?
6.  Does the school or district offer staff members training on first aid and cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR)?
7.  Does the school or district offer staff members physical activity/fitness programs?
8.  Does the school or district offer staff members healthy eating/weight management programs?
9.  Do food and beverages served and sold at staff meetings, school-sponsored staff events, and in the staff lounge/staff areas meet USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
10.  Does your school support staff to model healthy eating and physical activity behaviors?
11.  Does the school or district offer staff members tobacco-use cessation services?
12.  Has the school established a climate that prevents harassment and bullying?
13.  Does the school provide a safe physical environment inside and outside?
14.  Do teachers or recess monitors encourage students to be active?
15.  Does your school prohibit withholding physical activity/ recess or physical education as punishment?
16.  Does your school prohibit using food as either a reward or punishment?
17.  Do all food/ beverages sold or served to students meet the USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools Nutrition Standards?
18.  Do all teachers schedule time for students to wash hands before meals and snacks?
19.  Have all staff members received professional development training on CPR and First Aid?
20.  Are healthy food and beverage choices promoted?
21.  Do students have at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast and 20 minutes to eat lunch by the time they are seated?
22.  Does the school provide students with a clean, safe and pleasant cafeteria?
23.  Is Health education taught in all grade levels?
24.  If Health education is taught, is an age appropriate sequential health education curriculum followed?
25.  Is physical education classes spread over at least three days per week with daily physical education preferable?
26.  Does your school promote or support bicycling and walking to school?
27.  Does your school offer opportunities for students to participate in physical activity before and after the school day?
28.  Are all students provided opportunities to participate in physical activity breaks in the classroom?
29.  Does the school provide a broad variety of student enrichment activities such as athletics, drama, art, music, vocational education, technology training, and student clubs?

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* 5. Comments/ Questions:  (Please refer to the Question number with specific comments or questions)

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* 6. A wellness committee is forming of district staff, school staff, community wellness professionals and parent liaisons.

This committee will review the survey and update the school board during the summer and involve the community during back to school nights in the fall with a plan to present a draft policy to the board in late fall and to pass a policy by the end of 2016.

If you would like additional information about the wellness committee or this survey, please complete the information below with your name and email.

Donna Reynolds, the Chair of the Wellness Committee will contact you.

Thank you for taking your time to complete this survey.