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Wellness Program



The Pulaski County Board of Education is committed to the well-being of our students, staff, and community. In accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, this wellness policy provides the guidelines for a sustainable environment of wellness.

Nutrition Education

The Pulaski County School Nutrition Program (SNP) will be responsible for implementing age-appropriate nutrition education programming in the schools. These procedures are maintained and monitored by the SNP Director and Lunchroom Managers throughout the year.

Nutrition Promotion

 Nutrition promotion and marketing will encourage participation in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. These procedures are maintained and monitored by the School Nutrition Program.

Physical Activity

Physical Activity is an integral part of developing healthy lifestyles. Pulaski County Physical Education Teachers will meet all state requirements in terms of physical education curriculum and will encourage recreational activities. Policies and procedures regarding this will be monitored by the Pulaski County Board of Education Central Office administrative staff. School playground equipment will remain open to the public after school hours.

Other School Based Activities

Other school-based activities will encourage wellness by promoting physical activity and healthy food choices. Teachers and administrators will be encouraged to find alternatives to food and physical activity as methods of reward or discipline strategies for student behavior. In addition, students will be given sufficient time to consume meals in a clean dining environment. These areas are maintained and monitored by each school’s site administrator.

Nutrition Guidelines

Reimbursable meals will meet all federal guidelines as specified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 7, Parts 210 and 220. The School Nutrition Program will be responsible for ensuring compliance with these regulations as required during the Administrative Review process. All foods sold on campus to students during school hours will meet the Smart Snacks guidelines as described in the CFR Title 7, Parts 210 and 220. Fundraisers will be approved by the Pulaski County Board of Education in accordance with State Board Rule 160-5-6-.01. Records of competitive foods sold by school organizations will be maintained at each school location and will be monitored by the School Nutrition Director. Records of competitive foods sold by the School Nutrition Program will be maintained at the SNP Central Office.

Sustainability and Assessment

The Pulaski County Board of Education Administration will support compliance and implementation of this policy. All departments will be encouraged to work together to achieve success in obtaining the aforementioned goals. The district Wellness Committee will be responsible for updating the policy as needed and informing stakeholders of important information and changes to the policy. The Wellness Committee will be composed of Student Representatives, Parents, School Nutrition Staff, School Administrators, Physical Education Teachers, Nursing Staff, and Board Members. This Wellness Policy, any Board Policy Manual Pulaski County Schools updates, and the annual assessments will be available to the public on the Pulaski County Board of Education website at


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.