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Jeffco Public Schools has an updated wellness policy that was approved by the board this past summer.  The district Wellness Policy Guidelines provide the details for schools on how they are to comply with the new policy.  The new standards include:

1. At least half of the foods provided to students during holiday celebrations will meet a definition for healthier options.

2. Starting at the beginning of the 2018/19 school year, student birthdays should only be recognized with non-food celebrations.  (Parmalee administration decided to implement it for the current school year.)

3. Schools will not use food or beverages as rewards for academic performance or good behavior.*
*Exemptions are allowed for individual students based on the approval of school leadership

The Wellness Policy Guidelines document addresses areas of Nutrition, Physical Education and Activity, Health Education, Tobacco Prevention, Social Emotional Wellness and Staff Wellness.  Click to access the Wellness Policy Guidelines and policy updates flyer.

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Parmalee is a Jeffco Healthy School.  

A Healthy School:

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m.  New members are always welcome and appreciated.

Committee Projects

Proposed 2017/18 HW&S sponsored projects:

  • Family Cooking Night
  • Healthy Activity Challenge Week - March
  • Fresh First Fridays: On the first Friday of the month we provide produce for the backpacks of the Mountain Backpack program. If you’re interested in helping with this please contact Dina.
  • Weekly Wellness Tips
  • Provide beverages for the security personnel

Contact

By requesting to be on our distribution list you are under no obligation to attend committee meetings. We use it to notify folks of upcoming activities and available volunteer opportunities.  If you have an interest in nutrition, fitness, safety or anything related to health and wellness, we encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas with us.  For more information, suggestions or to request to be added to our distribution, please contact Dina Arnott (dearnott@yahoo.com) and Jaime Davis (scottandjaimedavis@msn.com)