|Cassie Butler, R.N.
|Office: Malone Intermediate Elementary School, 1220 St. Croix St.
Revamped Prescott District Wellness Policy
Strengthening our school district’s commitment to our student’s lifelong wellness and optimized learning by promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Guidelines for Families for the 2017-18 School Year from the PSD Wellness Committee:
- Encourage Access to Drinking Water
- Use Student Rewards that Support Health
- Make Celebrations and Fundraisers Healthier
- Create a Physically Active Classroom
Home prepared foods may no longer be provided, due to potential dietary restrictions or food allergies that require listing nutrition, ingredients and carb count statements on the package.
- Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to school so they can access water that is provided at our school’s water bottle filling stations.(staying hydrated improves health and learning!)
- Teachers will seek to use non-food items for rewards such as; games, playing music and other multiple other activities. Opportunities for physical activity are preferred to recognize students for their achievements or good behavior.
- Celebrations such as birthdays and classroom parties should provide opportunities for students to celebrate by telling stories, sharing photos, music, dance, games, physical activities or the option of providing a healthy snack (fresh produce and whole foods are recommended). If sending foods other than fresh whole foods for school celebrations; the food must be prepared in a commercial kitchen (grocery store or other vendor).
For more information view our wellness policy at: https://goo.gl/dX7B63
- The school district will encourage fundraising activities that promote wellness among student, staff and families. Fundraising should include physical activity events or nonfood items. When using food for fundraising, the district recommends healthy foods such as fruit sales.
- School staff and families will engage in a partnership to meet the policy goals, by promoting good nutrition and physical activity through dialogue in meetings, sharing information through school/teacher’s websites, classroom communications, building/district newsletters, and parent/teacher advisory meetings.