What is a School Wellness Policy?
A wellness policy focuses on improving health and preventing childhood obesity.
The goal is to create a school environment that includes healthy food choices
and encourages physical activity as well as other wellness activities.
Why do Schools need a Wellness Policy?
The wellness policies are required for all schools participating in USDA's Child Nutrition
Programs -school breakfast, school lunch or the after-school snack program. Any school
with one of these programs was required to have a wellness policy in place by the
beginning of the 2006-07 school year.
Who developed the School Wellness Policy?
Destiny School used a team of people to develop the policy, including Board members,
school administrators, school employees, school health aid, teachers and parents.
The Wellness Committee advises the school on recommended policies, practices, and programs
that support and improve the overall health of the school community. This includes monitoring
the school that includes goals for nutrition education, physical activity, school activities, and nutrition
standards for all foods available on school campus. The committee has membership comprised of
parents, students, community members, the school board, school administrators, and teachers.
If you would be interested in being part of the committee, or for further information, contact the School Wellness Coordinator, Cindy Cothrun 928-425-0925 or submit an online question through the form below.
Wellness Policy Assessment
Destiny School will assess the wellness policy every 3 years, at a minimum. The assessment will determine compliance with the wellness policy, how the policy compares to other wellness policies, and progress made in attaining the goals of the wellness policy. Results of this assessment may be requested at the Destiny School Office.