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

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* 2. Role

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* 3. School

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* 4.

This is the survey for the Food/Nutrition Director and we suggest they complete these assessment questions.

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1.  Does your school have a wellness committee or team?
2.  Has your school implemented the district’s wellness policy?
3.  Does your school make safe, unflavored, drinking water available throughout the school day at
no cost to students?
4.  Do all foods/beverages sold and served during the school day meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
5.  Do all foods and beverages sold and served after the school day meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards?
6.  Do fundraising efforts during and outside school hours meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks
in School nutrition standards?
7.  Does your school offer school meals (breakfast and lunch) programs that are fully accessible to
all students?
8.  Do school meals include a variety of offerings?
9.  Does the school food service consistently follow practices that ensure healthier foods are
purchased and prepared for service?
10.  Do venues outside the cafeteria (e.g., vending machines, school stores, canteens, snack bars, or snack or food carts) where food is available offer fruits and non-fried vegetables?
11.  Are healthy food and beverage choices promoted?
12.  Do students have at least 10 minutes to eat breakfast and at least 20 minutes to eat lunch,
counting from the time they are seated?
13.  Is there collaboration between nutrition services staff members and teachers?
14.  Is there annual continuing education/training hours required by the USDA’s Professional Standards requirements?
15.  Does the school provide students with a clean, safe, and pleasant cafeteria?
16.  Are school nutrition service staff members and cafeteria monitors (e.g., teachers, aides) trained to respond quickly and effectively to food emergencies?
17.  Is your school implementing any Farm to School activities?
18.  Does your school have a plan to address food allergy management?
19.  Does the school food service offer low-fat and skim milk every day?
20.  Do school meals include at least one appealing, low-fat,  fruit, vegetable, and dairy product
every day?
21.  Do most or all sites outside the cafeteria offer appealing, low-fat fruits, vegetables, or dairy
products?
22.  Does the school’s food service manager have a nutrition-related baccalaureate or graduate degree and certification/credentialing in food service from either the state or the American School Food Service Association?
23.  Does the food service manager participate at least once a year in professional development/continuing education?

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* 5. Comments/ Concerns:  (Please refer to the Question number with specific comments/ 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.

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