Our district has a Healthy School Environment and Wellness Policy that focuses on maintaining high standards of nutrition, nutrition education and physical activity among students.The goal of this policy is to strengthen and coordinate these components of school health and contribute to student wellness, academic performance and lifelong health. We monitor the progress of all school goals through regular assessments. If you would like to see the assessment results, please contact the School Nutrition office at (912) 389-6517.
Policy EEE : Wellness Program Status : ADOPTED
Original Adopted Date: 03/23/2006 | Last Revised Date: 02/26/2015
Coffee County Healthy School Environment and Wellness Policy
The Coffee County Board of Education recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
To the extent practicable, all schools
in the district shall participate in available federal school meal
programs. All foods and beverages made available on campus during the
school day shall be consistent with the minimum requirements of federal
law and regulations and state requirements. Guidelines for reimbursable
school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and
guidance issued by the U.S. Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, as those regulations and guidance apply to schools.
The superintendent or designee shall convene a wellness committee consisting of school system and community representatives from areas designated in federal law to participate in the development, implementation and periodic review of school wellness policies. Each school in the district shall establish a wellness committee. Such policies shall contain, at a minimum:
- Specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness;
- Standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages available on campus during the school day that:
- are consistent with federal meal pattern requirements and nutrition standards;
- prohibit the sale to students on the school campus during the school day of competitive foods that do not meet the federal criteria; and,
- adhere to the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 and state requirements regarding exempt fundraisers.
- Identification of the position of district or school official(s) responsible for the oversight to ensure each school's compliance with the wellness policy;
- A description of the manner in which parents, students, and representatives of school food service, physical education teachers, school health professionals, school board, school administrators, and the general public are provided an opportunity to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review of the wellness policy; and
- A description of the plan for measuring the implementation of the wellness policy and for reporting to the public its content and implementation issues.
The superintendent or designee shall ensure that each participating school complies with the wellness policy; that periodic assessments and progress reports are conducted in accordance with state and federal timelines and other requirements; and, that appropriate updates or modifications are made as needed.