Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Pursuant to federal law, the following parties have jointly developed this school wellness policy:

The Cañon City School District (CCSD) has created the Regional Wellness Advisory Team (RWAT) to support wellness in our schools by representing the interests of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) constituents in the district and community. It is comprised of community and civic leaders, parents, students, administrators, and district employees. The RWAT helps develop the wellness plans, facilitates its execution, and assures monitoring is completed. The RWAT meets quarterly throughout the school year to review and monitor the action plans associated with this policy as well as local and state-wide Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data, when available, typically completed fall semester of each odd year. The purposes of the team shall be to monitor the implementation of this policy, evaluate the district’s progress on this policy’s goals, serve as a resource to schools (i.e. provide lists of healthy incentives, snacks, etc.), and recommend revisions to this policy as the team deems necessary and/or appropriate. The policy is reviewed and evaluated annually in the spring, using the WellSAT 2.0 (Wellness School Assessment Tool) or other designated tool, and will be formally updated at minimum every 5 years. The RWAT met monthly during the 2014-15 school year to revise the policy to be in accordance with the federal reauthorization of the nutrition act (2010) now called Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Public Law 111-296); House Bills 11-1069 (Physical Activity law) and 07-1292 (Healthy Youth Act).

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.


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