The Warren County School District strives to provide students with a school environment that promotes wellness, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the overall learning experience. To that end, the Warren County School District has adopted a policy on student wellness to outline what the district provides in support of student wellness and health, as well as how it monitors progress in those areas. In addition, the policy outlines the operation of the district Wellness Committee, its composition, and overall areas of responsibility. Please select the links below to read the WCSD Student Wellness Policy or learn more about the district's Wellness Committee.
The Warren County School District Board of Directors annually appoints, as per Policy 10615, a Wellness Committee comprised of at least one (1) of each of the following: District administrator, District food service representative, student, parent/guardian, and member of the public. No member of the Board serves on the Wellness Committee, nor is it a Committee of the Board. The Committee's function is to provide information to the board as specified in Policy 10615. The Wellness Committee currently examines and reports on the following areas of district activities:
- Health and Nutrition Education
- Physical Activity and Education
- Other School-Based Operations
The Wellness Committee's role is fully outlined in Policy 10615, linked above. Wellness Committee meeting notes and information, as well as minutes from various Food Service Advisory meetings held at district schools, may be viewed by clicking on the links below. Please contact Mr. Michael Kiehl, WCSD Supervisor of Transportation & Purchasing, at 814-723-6900 x1035, or at email@example.com if you have further questions regarding the WCSD Wellness Committee.
Food Service/Wellness Announcements
Suggestions of Healthy Foods and Appropriate Non-Food Items Children might bring to Class
Fun, not treats, should be the focus of any party or celebration taking place in a school. The district doesn't recommend cutting out all treats but does encourage their consumption in moderation.
The list below, while not exhaustive, provides some healthy suggestions for parties/celebrations as well as non-food items that might be considered instead of a snack.
Always check with your child's educator about potential food allergies. Parents and guardians should use the lists as a guide:
- 100% juice instead of punch
- 100% fruit juice freezer pops
- Trail mix (no nuts)
- Apples with caramel dip
- Fruit or vegetables
- Popcorn (minimal salt and butter)
- Dried fruits
- Low-fat yogurt products
- Fruit leather
- String cheese
- Sparkling water
- Pretzel products
- Real fruit popsicles
Non-food Items for Celebrations
- Glow-in-the-dark items
- Slap bracelets
- Party hats
- Silly bands
- Little toys
- Plastic rings
- Holiday theme items
- Decorative pencils
Please remember that snacks should be kid-size, healthy, and visually appealing. Both children and adults don’t need large portions of food or drink. Offer fruits and vegetables if possible and remember that water is the healthiest drink choice!