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Wellness

If interested in participating on the District Wellness Committee, please contact Wellness Committee Chairperson/School Nurse

Lindsey Sexton at (606) 448-5575 or Vice Chairperson/School Nutrition Director Casey Holt at (606)348-8484.

Local Wellness Policy School Year 2023-2024

 

The main objective of these meetings is to discuss the School Wellness Policy for each school that has been reviewed and revised if needed during the school year. It is recommended for the individual school wellness policies to be modeled after the District Wellness Policy. The members also discuss the health assessment of each of the schools that is completed in the alliance for a healthier generation.

February Wellness Committee Meeting Agenda

February Wellness Committee January Minutes 

Nutrition Activity Report 2022

Wellness Committee District Report


District Wellness Meeting Minutes

February Wellness Committee Meeting Minutes 2024

November 2, 2023

 

The meeting was held per ZOOM

The following attended the meeting:

Casey Holt- Nutrition director, Lindsey Sexton, RN- High School Nurse, Kayla Simpson -Middle School Counselor, Kristina Morrow-therapist (High School Healthy Kids Clinic), Kevin Jones-Athletic Director, Ashley Thompson-Bell FRYSC, Mindy Bell-Bell Elementary

The District Wellness Policy was sent to all members of the Wellness Committee for review and suggestions for any revisions needed. No revisions mentioned. Personnel changes noted-names changed as follows:

Lindsey Sexton High school nurse-chairperson (Sandy Latham retired)

Casey Holt Food Service Director (Kathryn Tucker no longer here)

Alecia Parker WELC principal (Angela Ballinger moved positions)

Lashel Hodges Middle School FRYSC (replaced Kendra Patton)

Patricia Guinn Director of Special Education (Wayne Roberts retired)

Tracy Aaron LCDHD Health Education Director (instead of Shannon Beaty)

Discussed individual School Wellness Policies and that they should reflect the District Wellness Policy. District Wellness Policy is to be reviewed each year, and if any revisions to the policy are made must be approved by the Site Based Council.

It was noted by Casey Holt that each school needs to complete their Alliance for Healthy Generations assessment.

We discussed inviting students to be a part of the District Wellness Committee.

Biometric Screenings will no longer be completed through the Health Department. Letter received from LCDHD recommended that this care be continued through healthcare provider. Will look in to other options that may be able to service staff while at school.

Received email from Lisa Bell who could not attend the meeting. Email was read as part of meeting that stated various programs offered to parents and students through 21st Century. Email states: “I just wanted to let you know what we offer for parents and students through 21st Century programming.

 

Monticello Elementary students are offered after school "Let's Get Physical" sessions Monday through Wednesday and Physical Training with JROTC on Thursdays.  These sessions give students various opportunities to work on physical fitness.  They also have the opportunity on Tuesdays to attend "Cooking" with Ms. Gaye Hutchinson.  These sessions discuss the importance of proper nutrition and cooking healthy meals. We have also offered parents adult skill building sessions in "Gardening for healthy eating" and "Healthy Living Inside and Out".  

 

Wayne County Middle School students are offered after school "Let's Get Physical" sessions Monday through Wednesday and Physical Training with JROTC on Thursdays.  These sessions give students various opportunities to work on physical fitness.  Middle School students are also offered a 30-minute session of "Let's Get Physical" before school starts Monday through Friday.   They also have the opportunity on Wednesdays to attend "Cooking" with Ms. Gaye Hutchinson or Ms. Katherine Kidd.  These sessions discuss the importance of proper nutrition and cooking healthy meals. We have also offered parents adult skill building sessions in "Gardening for healthy eating" and "Breast Cancer Awareness".

 

Mrs. Gaye Hutchinson had emailed a question due to inability to attend meeting. Casey Holt provided explanation. Question as follows:

Question:

High School Beverage Options: (Window 2)

  • Water—Plain, non-caloric, noncarbonated water. No size limit.
  • Milk—Low-fat (unflavored only) or nonfat milk (flavored or unflavored) Size restrictions--(12 ounces or less).
  • Juice—100% fruit or vegetable juice or any combination of both totaling 100% with no added sweeteners will be allowed. Size restrictions--(12 ounces or less).
  • Calorie free beverages—any flavored beverages (20 ounces or less) that are labeled to contain 5 calories or less per 8 ounces, or 10 calories or less per 20 ounce; and contains no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Low calorie beverages—any flavored beverages (12 ounces or less) that are labeled to contain 40 calories or less per 8 ounces, or 60 calories or less per 12 ounce; and contains no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Beverage may contain caffeine.

 

How does the Coffee Drink fit into this?  And how much caffeine is in the drink?

 Casey states that there is not a caffeine percentage regulated by Smart Snack. She goes on to say that this drink is a cold brew coffee and there is only 2 cups of coffee per 210 portions and the drink actually meets the milk component for a meal but they also offer a milk carton as well.

We discussed having our meetings per ZOOM due to ease of persons attending or moving to in person location. Everyone in attendance was in agreeance to continue meetings per ZOOM at this time.

Next meeting set for Feb 1st at 3:45.


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