Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

WELLNESS POLICY

Newton County School System's (NCSS) Wellness Committee has developed guidelines to focus our efforts on improving student wellness. The Wellness Policy was presented by the Superintendent's School Nutrition Program (SNP) designee to the NCSS Board of Education on November 12, 2013 and provided to schools to use for implementation during the 2014-15 school year.  The Policy was then again revised and received Board approval in 2017.  If you would like to provide feedback regarding the Local Wellness Policy (LWP), or for more information on how to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the LWP at the district or local school level, please contact Kaitlyn Brand, MPH, SHRM-CP SNP Wellness Coordinator at brand.kaitlyn@newton.k12.ga.us or 770-784-4966.

 

SHARING THE WELLNESS MESSAGE

NCSS is focused on sharing the message of nutrition and wellness via our SNP website.  Our website provides information on nutrition and fitness concepts for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

 

KEY AREAS OF OUR WELLNESS POLICY

Balance is essential for any wellness policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition guidelines for all foods served at school;
  • Nutrition education;
  • Nutrition promotion;
  • Physical activity and physical education;
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness

 

WELLNESS PLAN

NCSS' Wellness Plan strategically outlines implementation of our Wellness Policy and what will comprise our annual Wellness Policy Evaluation Report. To view the NCSS Wellness Plan, click here.

  

WELLNESS POLICY EVALUATION REPORT

Applicable Federal law requires that all implemented local wellness policies be evaluated and the results made accessible to the public and/or stakeholders.  To view the annual NCSS' Wellness Policy Evaluation Report for the 2018-2019 school year, click here.

 

WELLNESS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  1. Kaitlyn Brand (Designee Chair, SNP Wellness Coordinator)
  2. Carol Martin (Lead Nurse)
  3. Shakila Henderson Baker (BOE Member)
  4. Blake Alexander (East Newton ES, PE Teacher)
  5. Steven Joyce (Ficquett Theme School, PE Teacher)
  6. Elain Owensby (Flint Hill ES)
  7. Donna Thompson (Heard Mixon ES, PE Teacher)
  8. Deodrick Jackson (Live Oak ES)
  9. Sarah Nichols (Mansfield ES)
  10. Tracy Angel (Oak Hill ES)
  11. Kenneth Meakins (Porterdale ES, PE Teacher)
  12. Scott Sloop (South Salem ES)
  13. Cheryl West (South Salem ES)
  14. Tiffany James (Clements MS, PE Teacher)
  15. Dennis Shavodka (Indian Creek MS) 
  16. Lisa McLain (Alcovy HS)
  17. Amanda Tolbert (Newton HS)
  18. Laurie Jewell (Mansfield ES)
  19. Sara Roton (Rise Academy)
  20. Trenton Pruett (Newton HS)

*Note: Abdul K. Lindsay (School Nutrition Director), Tanesha Baker (Culinary Coordinator) & Donna Vella-Brown (School Nutrition Menu Coordinator) are standing Committee members.