St. Anthony-New Brighton School District recognizes that a school environment which supports healthy eating and physical activity also promotes students' health, well-being, and ability to learn. A local school district wellness policy is an official document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) efforts to establish a school environment that promotes healthy behaviors among students and staff.
Click here to view our Wellness Policy.
St. Anthony-New Brighton School District Wellness Committee
Building a strong wellness committee is critical to developing and revising a school wellness policy. The wellness committee includes a broad stakeholder representation including students, parents, community members, teachers--especially physical education & health, Nutrition Services Director, School nurse, maintenance staff, and School Board representative.
The Wellness Committee has quarterly meetings.
2017-2018 Meeting dates:
September 27, 2017 December 6, 2017 February 7, 2018 May 2, 2018
Wellness Committee 2017-2018 Goals
1. Nutrition Services will increase breakfast participation at the Middle School and High School by 2% over the 2016-17 school year by June 2018.
2. Nutrition Services will increase the number of local menu days from 3 in 2016-17 to 9 for the 2017-18 school year.
3. A lesson and discussion about limiting sugar intake will take place two times during elementary (2nd and 4th grade library sessions), middle (7th grade health class) and high school (9th grade health class) by June 2018.
4. To reduce our environmental footprint and that of the people in our community who use our services and resources.
Non-Food Alternatives for Classroom Celebrations
Alternatives for Birthdays (Elementary) in place of students bringing treats:
Donate a book for the classroom library-- let the Birthday Child choose the book to donate.
Donate a game for the classroom (Jenga, checkers, chess, etc) for when there is indoor recess or time for games.
Buy special pencils/pens/stickers for the class.
The Birthday Child brings in show and tell for their class.
The Birthday Child gets to be the “teacher” for the day with a special chair in the front of the room.
Have a classroom treasure box and the Birthday Child gets to choose an item. (This could also be done school wide with the treasure box kept in the office.) Mrs. Page has Panda Key Chains in the office for students with Birthdays.
Alternatives for Classroom Rewards (Elementary):
Pajama day, hat day, superhero day, backwards day
Camping day in the classroom
Dance time in the classroom
Have a class period outdoors
Game day (or hour)
Alternatives for Individual Rewards (Elementary):
Reward Certificates from the teacher
Lunch with a friend in the classroom (bring lunch from home or cafeteria)
Lunch with the teacher (bring lunch from home or cafeteria)
Earn points for the “classroom store” that they can use to buy things like pens, markers, stickers, magnets, etc. Teacher could ask parents for donations if needed.
Alternatives for Classroom Rewards (MS/HS):
Technology OK day
Chat break at the end of class
Have a class period outside
Alternatives for Individual Rewards (MS/HS):
Reduced Homework Pass or Homework Pass (reduce or skip a homework assignment)
Late Homework Pass (get to turn in one to two days late for full credit)
Tickets to school events (athletics, dances, Activity Nights, etc.)
Drawing for donated prizes
School store/apparel: stocking caps, socks, water bottles, key ring, magnet for lockers, etc.
Birthday Ideas as a School:
Birthday announcement on the morning announcements
Special gift from the principal
$5 book donation- the student gets to pick out a book from the library and their name is written in the inside cover.
Tri-annual assessment is an internal review of a school district's policy and related activities to assess progress on meeting goals and outline steps for areas needing improvement. It is required by the USDA that the internal assessment be completed at least once every three years. The assessment is usually undertaken by members of the school’s wellness committee.
WellSAT 2.0 Score
Add the comprehensiveness scores for each of the six sections and divide this number by 6.
District Score: 24
Add the strength scores for each of the six sections and divide this number by 6.
District Score: 7