Alleghany County Public Schools

Wellness Policy

2017-2020 Triennial Assessment

Overview & Purpose

In accordance with the Final Rule of the Federal Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 and the Virginia Administrative Code: 8VAC20-740, Alleghany County Public Schools presents the 2017-2020 Triennial Assessment which includes the timeframe from March 1, 2021 – April 7, 2021. The Triennial Assessment indicates updates on the progress and implementation of Alleghany County Public Schools Wellness Policy and wellness initiatives, and provides required documentation of actions, steps, and information as outlined in the Final Rule. The school(s) included in this Triennial Assessment are: Alleghany High School, Clifton Middle School, Callaghan Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School and Sharon Elementary School.

Wellness Policy

The Alleghany County Public School’s Wellness Policy can be found at www.Alleghany.k12.va.us. Alleghany County Public Schools updates or modifies the Wellness Policy as appropriate. The policy is made available to the public through www.Alleghany.k12.va.us.

School Wellness Committee

Alleghany County Public Schools established a Wellness Policy leadership of one or more school officials who has the authority and responsibility to ensure each school complies with the Wellness Policy. The Wellness Policy committee meets at least annually for periodic review and update of the Wellness Policy. The general public and the school community are allowed and encouraged to participate in the Wellness Policy process. This may include parents, students, and representatives of the School Food Authority, teachers, school health professionals, and the School Board and school administrators.  The School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is a committee including community and school division stakeholders. This committee meets as needed to review wellness policy issues and other health related needs.

Wellness Policy Compliance

Alleghany County Public Schools must conduct an assessment of the Wellness Policy every three years, at a minimum. The final rule requires State Agencies to assess compliance with the Wellness Policy requirements as a part of the general areas of the Administrative Review every three years.

The schools and division are as a whole in compliance with USDA and Virginia required Wellness Policy regulations.

Use the charts below to assess whether requirements are being met. Indicate that requirements are met by adding a checkmark to the “Met” column. If requirements are not met at all schools, indicate which schools are out of compliance in the “Not Met” column.

Standards and Nutrition Guidelines for all Foods and Beverages Sold

(Question IV on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

We follow federal school meal nutrition standards for all foods and beverages available for sale on campus during the school day.

X     X

 

We have implemented Smart Snacks nutrition standards for ALL items sold during school hours, including: a la carte offerings, items in school stores, and items in vending machines.

        X

 

We follow Alleghany County Public School’s policy on exempt fundraisers as outlined in our Division’s Wellness Policy.

       X

 

Standards and Nutrition Guidelines for all Foods and Beverages Sold

(Question V on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

We follow Alleghany County Public School’s policy on standards for all foods and beverages provided, but not sold, as outlined in our Division’s Wellness Policy.

       X

 


 

Policy for Food and Beverage Marketing

(Question VI on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

All food and beverage marketing meets Smart Snacks standards.

         X

 

Description of Public Involvement

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

Alleghany County Public Schools permits participation by the general public and the school community in the Wellness Policy process. School Health Advisory Board includes parents, students, and representatives of the School Food Authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the School Board, and school administrators.

        X

 

Description of Public Updates

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

The Wellness Policy is made available to the public on an annual basis at www.alleghany.k12.va.us. This includes any updates to and about the Wellness Policy.

       X

 

The Triennial Assessment, including progress toward meeting the goals of the policy, is currently available on Alleghany County Public Schools website at www.alleghany.k12.va.us.

       X

 

Description of Policy Leadership

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

Alleghany County Public Schools established a Wellness Policy leadership of one or more LEA’s and/or school official(s) who have the authority and responsibility to ensure each school complies with the policy.

       X

 

 


 

Description of Evaluation Plan

Standard/Guideline

Met

Not Met

Assessments are made annually to review policy compliance, assess progress and determine areas in need of improvement.  The SHAB committee reviews the annual assessments and makes recommendations to the school board and superintendent regarding ways to improve compliance with the division’s wellness policy and goals.

      X

 

Quality of Wellness Policy

Thoroughly reviewed by USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s model policy template is in compliance with the requirements set forth in the final rule.

Alleghany County Public Schools Wellness Policy meets the standards based on the Healthier Generations model policy.

Progress towards Goals

Alleghany County Public Schools promote health and wellness to our students through health education and school nutrition by presentations, handouts and displays throughout our schools.

Progress towards Nutrition Promotion and Education Goals

(Question I on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Description

Met

Not Met

The school division will promote nutritional information and educate families by means of handouts, newsletters, postings on the division website, presentations and displays at school events.

       X

 

Progress towards Physical Activity Goals

(Question II on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Description

Met

Not Met

Health education will be required in all grades (elementary) and the division will require middle students to take and pass at least one health education course. High school students will be required to take and pass at least two health education courses. The Division will include health education curriculum for physical activity.

       X

 

 

Progress towards other School-Based Wellness Activity Goals

(Question III on VDOE School Level Report Card)

Description

Met

Not Met

Health education will be required in all grades (elementary) and the division will require middle students to take and pass at least one health education course. High school students will be required to take and pass at least two health education courses. The Division will include health education curriculum for physical activity.

       X