SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY & COMMITTEE
PARENTS, STUDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL FOOD AUTHORITY, PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, SCHOOL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health epidemics facing America today. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 19% of all children and teens in the US are overweight. Childhood obesity is leading to a range of health problems in our youth that previously weren’t generally seen until adulthood, including high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and elevated blood cholesterol levels.
We believe we have a responsibility to improve the health and well-being of our children. Experience shows that schools can be powerful places to initiate behavioral and environmental changes for students and staff. To make our children healthier, CBS is forming a School Wellness Committee to guide the schools that we serve.
The purpose of the committee is to bring together representatives from the school community who can help address issues facing the health and well-being of our children. Your input is particularly important, and we would be honored to have you as a School Wellness Committee member.
We understand that your time is valuable, and we want you to know we are committed to making positive changes in policies and programs that affect the health of our students and staff. We’ll be examining and planning for changes in the classroom, cafeteria, playing fields, and more. All committee meetings will be held virtually at a convenient time.
If you have any questions or want to know more about what sort of responsibilities you will have as a member, please call 215-938-0201. We hope you will accept our invitation and join us in taking action against the growing youth obesity epidemic.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.