Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Crossnore Communities for Children’s Wellness Committee will represent all school levels (elementary and secondary schools) and all organization personnel, and include (to the extent possible), but not be limited to: parents and caregivers; students; representatives of the school nutrition program; physical/health education teachers; health services staff; mental health and social services staff; school administrators; school board members; health professionals; and the general public. To the extent possible, the School Wellness Committee will reflect the diversity of the community.

This Committee will develop and maintain a plan for implementation to manage and coordinate the execution of this Wellness Policy. The plan will delineate roles, responsibilities, actions and timelines; and includes information about who will be responsible to make what change, by how much, where and when; as well as specific goals and objectives for nutrition standards for all foods and beverages available on the school campus, food and beverage marketing, nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, physical education and other school-based activities that promote student wellness.

Crossnore Communities for Children will continue relationships with community partners in support of this Wellness Policy’s implementation. Existing and new community partnerships and sponsorships will be evaluated to ensure they are consistent with the Wellness Policy and its goals.

The Wellness Committee is co-chaired by the Recreation Coordinator and Medical Coordinator. Additional members of the Wellness Committee include the Director of Dietary Services, the Principal of Williams Academy, the Chief Program Officer, and HR Generalist. The Wellness Team includes the Wellness Committee as well as Cottage Parents, community parents, and students. With the belief that modeling sound wellness practices is the responsibility of all staff at Crossnore Communities for Children, meetings shall be open to all staff and to the public.

The Board of Trustees of Crossnore Communities for Children adopted this policy on June 3, 2017.

The policy covers:

  • Nutrition goals and guideline for foods and beverages available to students on the school campus during the school day,
  • Eating as a positive experience,
  • Goals for physical education/activity, and
  • A plan for measuring policy implementation.

This twenty-two page policy can be found on the Crossnore Communities for Children webpage; search for Wellness Policy. You may also download the policy by clicking HERE.

For more information, please call (828) 733-4305 or email info@crossnore.org

Download our 2017 School Health Index Results by clicking HERE.