Our Wellness PolicyView our Wellness Policy
Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
How we accomplish our goals
Partners for School Wellness
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 or committee that includes students, educators, school and physical education personnel, parents, administrators, and one of the district nurses. If you are interested in becoming involved with the work of updating, implementing, evaluating Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Policy, please email Abdul K. Lindsay, School Nutrition Director at Abdul_Lindsay@putnam.k12.ga.us or call at (706) 485-5381.
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's website that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our website provides information on nutrition and fitness concepts 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:
Wellness Policy Evaluation Report
Applicable Federal law requires that all implemented local wellness policies be evaluated and the results made accessible to the public and/or stakeholders. Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Policy Evaluation Report was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, June 12, 2017 through Superintendent Eric Arena. The aforementioned report is located at the following hyperlink: Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Evaluation Report.
*Superintendent's Wellness Committee Members
*Superintendent Eric Arena is a standing Committee member.
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