Promoting Healthy Habits that will Last a Lifetime

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students and staff. The policy was developed by the  Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model Team that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district nurse. 

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Program builds on the components of the Coordinated School Health Programs, which consists of the following eight components: health services, health education, nutrition, physical education, community/family involvement, counseling/psychological services, staff wellness and a safe environment.  

Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration. Schools are one of the most efficient systems for reaching children and youth to provide health services and programs, as approximately 95 percent of all U.S. children and youth attend school. At the same time, integrating health services and programs more deeply into the day-to-day life of schools and students represents an untapped tool for raising academic achievement and improving learning.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Programs is a major avenue for meeting the basic needs of: physical health, safety, being nurtured and loved, and having a sense of positive self-esteem.  

Our Wellness Policy

 View our Wellness Policy

St. Johns Public Schools Health/Wellness Advisory Board

Interested in serving on St. Johns Public Schools Health/Wellness Advisory Board?

If you are committed to the success of our students and want to be a part of creating goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school –based activities to promote student physical and nutritional wellness, as well as setting nutrition guidelines for all food available on the school campus. You are just the person we are looking for.

We are looking for the following Committee representatives:

Food Service
Administrator
Board Member
Parent/Community
Physical Education Teacher
Students

If you want to play an active role in assisting in this committee or know anyone that would be interested in serving on this committee please contact Rachelle Bendall

 

Thank you for your commitment to our students, 
Rachelle Bendall
Child Nutrition Director
SNAM Secretary 
St. Johns Public School
bendallr@sjredwings.org
(989)227-4100 Ext. 4138
(989)413-4376 Cell

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 (1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

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