About the Wellness Policy

In June of 2012 the Wenatchee School District Board of Directors approved a new Wellness Policy.

A wellness policy is required to be in place for all school districts in the United States.

The administration of Wenatchee Schools recognizes that meeting all of the policy requirements may be challenging.

To address those challenges we have created this webpage with resources for Parents, Principals, Teachers and Administrators to use to bridge the gaps that they find within their buildings when working to meet the wellness policy requirements.

The full text of Board Policy 6700 can be found here:
WSD Wellness Policy and Procedure
Parent Letter in English and Spanish

Purpose:

In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. It requires all wellness policies to include:

  • Involvement of stakeholders
  • Goals for nutrition guidelines for all foods available on school campus, nutrition education and promotion, as well as physical education and activity
  • Notification to the public; and Monitoring and evaluation.

Resources:
School Wellness Policy Best Practices
for Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation 
January 2013
School Wellness Policy Best Practices for Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation is designed to help schools implement the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Throughout the toolkit you will find best practice examples of the great things schools across Washington are doing to improve nutrition and physical activity.

We have also created some resources in house that may be helpful. This resource packet includes an overview of the policy components, Classroom Snack recomendations, Healthy Fundraiser Ideas, Healthy Classroom Reward suggestions, Healthy Classroom Celebration, Holiday and Birthday Party suggestions.

WSD Wellness Policy Teacher and Administrator Resources
Wellness Policy Financial Implications

Links

Video and Poster Contest - "What Wellness means to me?"

The results are in! We received over 90 wonderful submissions for our poster contest and three great videos! Congratulations to our winners! Click the links below to see their great work!

Video Winners:

1st Place Winners: $100 Grand Prize
Foothills seventh graders Alex Albert, Troy Street, and Parker Kiesz
"Getting Stronger"

2nd Place Winner: $50 Prize
Pioneer Eighth grader Carsen Bertram
"Wellness at Pioneer Middle School"

3rd Place Winner: $25 Prize
Pioneer Kathryn Delgado and Emma Crowe
"A Public Service Announcement"

Poster Winners:

First Place Winner:
Macy Fowler 3rd Grade Mrs Brooks Newbery Elementary

Second Place Winner:
Josie Wilson 5rd Grade Mrs Reinfeld Washington Elementary

Honorable Mentions: With so many great posters it was hard to choose only two! So here is a link to our most notable submissions.
Honorable Mentions (Artists names are on each poster)