Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

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

As stated in current school board policy:

"The Buncombe County Board of Education recognizes that it is important for students to maintain their physical health and receive proper nutrition in order to take advantage of educational opportunities. The board further recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to a student’s physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. The board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience."

Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the USDA Child Nutrition Program. The Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards support better health for children. Technical assistance is provided to meet the goals of the USDA child nutrition program on the USDA website.

Click here for the Student Wellness Standards.


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.


Interested in being a part of SHAC- Student Health Advisory Council?

Meetings are open to all students, community stakeholders, parents, and educators who are interested in learning more about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC model).  You are invited to attend our 2019-2020 meetings on the below dates:

  • October 7, 2019
  • December 9, 2019
  • February 10, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
  • June 8, 2020

The above meetings are held at: Buncombe County Schools, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806 in the Maple Room from 3:30-5:00.  Please enter at Door A for your visitors pass and directions to the Maple Room.  

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