This voluntary program of formal
and informal activities is designed to improve the health
and well- being of all students/residents and reduce or
eliminate personal problems affecting resident's health and
The Primary Goal of the Mended
Reeds Wellness Program is to strive to increase the
well-being and productivity of ail students/residents and
staff, through the enhancement of all aspects of health. The
program seeks to increase awareness of positive health
behaviors, to motivate students/residents and staff to
voluntarily adopt healthier behaviors, and to provide
opportunities with a supportive environment to foster
positive lifestyle changes.
Measurable Outcome/Impact Objectives
Having the Wellness Program
available contributes to a more positive school/facility
climate. By the end of each week 100% of students/residents
will have participated in at least one wellness activity. By
the end of each day each resident should have participated
in the scheduled activity (Unless they are unable to
- "Awareness" activities will report that the activities
increase their knowledge about healthy lifestyle behaviors.
- "Awareness" activities will report that the activities
increase their motivation to adopt healthy lifestyle
- Students/Residents who regularly participated in
"Lifestyle Change" activities will report that they
maintained the activity for at least 6 months.
- Wellness Program will be sensitive to the needs and
interests of students/residents.
Students/Residents were surveyed
to gather data on the interest in wellness activities, types
of events, topics of interest, and preferred times for
activities. A summary of the results are attached (see
All Residents are eligible for
voluntary participation in the wellness activities. Staff
members are eligible to participate per guidelines set by
Use of Facilities
Wellness program activities will
take place in designated space. This may include conference
rooms and other available onsite indoor and outdoor areas as
well as offsite locations.
Providers of instruction or
services for the wellness program will include:
- (Health educators, nutritionists, mental health
professionals, certified fitness Instructors.
- Only persons with accepted degrees or recognized
training/certification will be selected. All providers'
qualifications will be reviewed to ensure the highest
standards are met.
- All leaders of vigorous exercise will meet all required
criteria including: Current CPR certification, personal
liability insurance, and certification from an appropriate
fitness instructor-certifying agency.
The Wellness Program will consist
of activities which include awareness, lifestyle change and
supportive environment; depending on availability of funds
and personnel support.
- Wellness bulletin boards
- Periodic review of activities in newsletters
- Occasional education events
- Education/Movies/Handouts Supportive Environment:
- Continued encouragement for healthy food options
- Smoke-free environment policy
- Policies and physical facilities that encourage physical
All residents who participate in
vigorous exercise have a consent form on file. These forms
should be available and kept on file.
- Program Costs: Incorporated into the daily cost of
running the facility
- Providers of instruction/services, awareness, lifestyle
change, supportive environment activities
- Equipment and supplies/ See attached list.
- Incentives/Awards / scored appropriately/ intrinsic
- Costs may be allowed for items such as memberships in
health clubs, i.e. (Ashland YMCA) for ongoing lifestyle
change activities hosted on-site, such as aerobics, like
basketball, football, hiking, walking, and running are
Wellness activities may be
scheduled during the normal daily schedule.
- Before school
- During school and daily activities between School and
(lunch) after school.
- Flexible schedules are allowed in order to provide
adequate time to participate in wellness activities.
Actions are being discussed
regarding a Wellness Coordinator (incorporated within the
facilities daily activities).
It is expected that
students/residents will report that the availability of
wellness activities contribute to a positive, safe and
thriving environment and healthier behavior.
Methods for monitoring and
evaluating the programs will include at least the following:
- Periodic residential surveys to assess awareness of,
participation in, and satisfaction with the program.
- Reports of participation in the various lifestyle and
awareness activities offered throughout the year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
prohibits discrimination against its customers, employee,
and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity,
religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs,
marital status, familial or parental status, sexual
orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is
derived from any public assistance program, or protected
genetic information in employment or in any program or
activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all
prohibit bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
ADDENDUM TO WELLNESS PLAN
Our facility’s written wellness policy includes measurable goals for nutrition education.
We offer standards based nutrition education in a variety of subjects (e.g. science, health, math, etc).
We offer nutrition education to students in: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School
Our facility’s written wellness policy includes measurable goals for nutrition promotion.
We promote healthy eating and nutrition education with signage, use of creative menus, posters, bulletin boards, etc.
We serve fresh fruits and vegetables.
We ensure students have access to hand-washing facilities prior to meals.
We regularly share school meal nutrition, calorie, and sodium content information with students and staff.
We offer taste testing or menu planning opportunities to our students.
We have plans for a school garden.
We only promote nutritious foods and beverages on school grounds (e.g. buildings, playing fields, etc).
We have nutritional standards for foods/beverages served at school parties, celebrations, events, etc.
We provide teachers with samples of alternative reward options other than food or beverages.
We prohibit the use of food and beverages as a reward.
Our facility’s written wellness policy addresses nutrition standards for USDA reimbursable meals. We operate the School Breakfast program before school, we follow all nutrition regulations for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). We also operate an Afterschool Snack Program.
We operate the Fresh Fruit Program.
We have a Certified Food Handler as our Food Service Manager.
Our facility’s wellness policy includes measurable goals for physical activity.
We provide physical education for elementary, middle school, and high school students during a term or semester.
We provide opportunities for physical activity integrated throughout the day.
We offer before or after school physical activity:
Other School Based Wellness Activities
Our facility’s written wellness policy includes measurable goals for other school-based activities that promote wellness.
We provide training to staff on the importance of modeling healthy behaviors.
We provide annual training to all staff on:
We have childcare staff who are CPR certified (e.g. instructors, childcare staff, counselors, and food service staff).
We actively promote walking for students or other related programs.
We have future plans for a recycling/environmental stewardship program.
We have a recognition/reward program for students who exhibit healthy behaviors.
We have community partnerships which support programs, projects, events, or activities.
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