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.