Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Crossnore School & Children’s Home’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 School & Children’s Home 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 School & Children’s Home, meetings shall be open to all staff and to the public.

The Board of Trustees of Crossnore School & Children’s Home 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 School & Children’s Home 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.

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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