Harrison County Schools
Where all are Leaders and all are Learners!
|Chris Derico||Child Nutrition Director|
|Lisa Kerns||County Wellness Coordinator|
|Becky Jones||Science Teacher, LMS|
|Eva Costa||Physical Education Teacher|
|Jenniver Sondericker||Physical Education Teacher|
|Jeff Kerns||Parent LHS|
|Heather Holbert||Assistant Principal Johnson Elementary School|
|Pam Gemondo||LHS Cook|
The following is general information for Administrators, Teachers and Parents from the WV State Board Policy
regarding foods available during the school day. Please click on the link below for more detailed information:
West Virginia State Board Policy 4231.1 - Standards for School Nutrition
Requirements for foods/beverages available during the school day
200 calorie limit per product/package
Limit fat to 35% percent of calories per package/product, excluding nuts, seeds, cheese
Trans fats limited to less than or equal to 0.5 gram per product/package
Reduce sugar content of foods to no more than 35% calories, excluding fruits
Offer, sell or distribute no candy, chewing gum, flavored ice bars
Limit fruit/vegetable juice portions to no more than 4 oz (elementary) and 8 oz (middle/high)
No sales, service, or distribution of coffee and coffee-based products
No caffeine-containing beverages, except those containing trace amounts of natural occurring caffeine
No sales, service, or distribution of foods containing non-nutritive/artificial sweeteners
No offering food as a reward
Sell, offer or distribute no foods in competition with federal child nutrition programs
Sell, offer or distribute no foods in such a way to encourage substituting such items for reimbursable meals
Sell, offer or distribute no foods/beverages from time first child arrives until 20 minutes after all children are served lunch
Offer nutritious choices outside the school day on school premises when foods are available for events
Offer, sell or distribute no soft drinks except in high schools
Comply with WVBE Policy 8200 when contracting to purchase foods/beverages
Foods/beverages brought/delivered shall be consumed by intended individual student, not general student population
On school premises from arrival of first child until departure of last school bus, fund raising activities involving food/beverages must comply with nutrition standards
Standards for School Nutrition (4321.1)
The following is general information for Administrators, Teachers and Parents from the Harrison County School Wellness Policy regarding Fundraising, Celebrations, Rewards and Snacks. Please click on the link below for more detailed information:
Harrison County School Wellness Policy
The Harrison County School System is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the Harrison County Board of Education that:
The school system will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing county-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.
All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
To the maximum extent practical, all schools in our county will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], and Summer Food Service Program).
Harrison County Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services
4406.5.5 HARRISON COUNTY FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES. To support children’s health and school nutrition-education efforts, Harrison County schools will encourage the sale of foods that meet the nutritional standards. Schools will encourage fundraising activities that promote physical activity. The school system will make available a list of ideas for acceptable fundraising activities.
4406.5.6 SNACKS. Snacks served during the school day or in after-school care or enrichment programs will make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health, with an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables and nutrient dense foods as the primary snacks and water as the primary beverage. Schools will assess if and when to offer snacks based on timing of school
meals, children’s nutritional needs, children’s ages, and other considerations. Harrison County schools will disseminate a list of healthful snack items to teachers, after-school program personnel, and parents.
4406.5.7 HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOL REWARDS. Schools will not use foods or beverages, especially those that do not meet the nutrition standards for foods and
beverages sold individually (above), as rewards for academic performance or good behavior, and will not withhold food or beverages (including food served through school meals) as a punishment.
Harrison County Policy 4406 - School Wellness Policy can be found on the Policies Page.