District Wellness

A Letter from Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Parent/Guardian:

I hope you and your children had a happy and safe summer.  This letter is in regards to the District’s wellness program and how it affects you and your child.  This summer a new wellness policy was established by the Warrensburg R-VI Board of Education.  While the District has had a wellness policy in place for a number of years, the new policy provides guidance on snacks provided to students during the school day.  The policy can be found on the District’s website located at www.warrensburgr6.org.

 Beginning with this new school year, any food or beverage provided to students has to meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture school meal and Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.  This means that snacks provided for class and/or building parties or other types of celebrations have to meet the standards.  You can find a list of snacks that do meet the standards on the District Food Services website located at www.warrensburgr6.org.  

 The nutrition guidelines outlined in the policy do not apply to food or beverages brought from home by students for consumption solely by the student or food or beverages created or used by students as part of the District’s instructional program. 

 We understand these guidelines are a departure from past practice.  If you have questions concerning the policy and its requirements you may contact your building’s principal for further clarification.  You may also contact Heather Wirsig, Director of Food Services, or Dr. Michael Scott at 660-747-7823.

 Working together with these new requirements will allow for our children to have a happy and healthy 2017-2018 school year.  Thank you.

 

Dr. Michael Scott

Assistant Superintendent


District Wellness Program

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the wellness committee that includes teachers, parents, and administrators,

If you are interested in serving on the Wellness Committee or have questions about the District Wellness Program please contact Assistant Superintendent Michael Scott at (660)747-7823

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

To view our complete Wellness Policy  click the button below:

Wellness