Cabell County Schools recognizes a relationship exists between nutrition, physical activity, and learning. Healthy eating and activity patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being. Healthy eating and physical activity, essential for a healthy weight, are also linked to reduced risk for many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Schools and the community have a responsibility to help students learn, establish, and maintain lifelong, healthy eating and activity patterns. Research indicates that well-planned and effectively implemented school nutrition and fitness programs have been shown to enhance students’ overall health, as well as their behavior and academic achievement in school. Also, staff wellness is an integral part of a healthy school environment, since school staff can be daily role models for healthy behaviors.
- Schools will provide nutrition education to foster life long habits for healthy eating and will establish links between health education and school meal programs.
- Schools will provide physical education programs that are designed to stress physical fitness and encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
- Child nutrition meals served through the National School and Breakfast Programs will meet all requirements of the federal, state and local nutrition standards.
- Schools will take every measure to ensure that student access to foods and beverages meet federal, state and local laws and guidelines.
- Schools will provide a healthy and safe environment that supports academic success before, during and after school.
- Schools will strive to have a wellness coach and wellness committee in each Cabell County school to organize wellness events for students, professional and service personnel staff.
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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.