Wellness


Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education and Promotion
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

If you are interested promoting a healthy eating environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity.....  then we need you!!

Become a member of the Mercer County Schools Wellness Committee or a Wellness Council member at your school. Please contact. Amanda Aliff, Coordinator of Pupil Services, Mercer County Schools  at 304 487 1551 Ext.1245/1235. or by eMail at aaliff@k12.wv.us . Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Wellness Council - the meeting place is TBD

     
  Sept. 20 1:30  
  Nov. 15 1:30  
  Jan. 17 1:30  
  March 21 1:30  
  May 16 1:30  
     

Our Wellness Committee is responsible for insuring the our policy:

  • Include goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness.
  • Include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available in each school district.
  • Permit parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and the general public to participate in the development, implementation, and review and update of the local wellness policy.
  • Inform and update the public (including parents, students, and others in the community) about the content and implementation of local wellness policies.
  • Be measured periodically on the extent to which schools are in compliance with the local wellness policy, the extent to which the local education agency’s local wellness policy compares to model local school wellness policies, and the progress made in attaining the goals of the local wellness policy, and make this assessment available to the public.

To view the most current assessment of our Wellness Policy click HERE

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.


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