Wellness Policy Committee

  • Wellness Policy Committee
    Chairperson:   Nona Dasenbrock
    Purpose of committee:

    To review and amend current the Wellness Policy (Board Policy JL and Regulation JL-RA) as directed by guidelines and regulations put forth by the USDA and recommendations put forth by the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona School Boards Association. To establish AMGs to provide detailed guidance regarding specific areas of the Wellness Policy including but not limited to Wellness Policy implementation, monitoring, accountability and community engagement; nutrition (school meals, water, celebrations and rewards, fundraising, nutrition education, nutrition promotion, food and beverage marketing); physical activity (physical education, health education, recess, brain energizers, active academics, before and after school activities, active transport); and other activities that promote student wellness (community partnerships, community health promotion and engagement, staff wellness and health promotion, professional learning, school gardens). 


    Committee Members:

    NO. Name       Position Stakeholder Group
     1.  Nona Dasenbrock Food and Nutrition Coordinator Employee
     2. Joan Chiarello Food and Nutrition Director Employee
     3. Julie Pruitt Park Meadows Cafeteria Manager Employee
     4. Ann Pham, RN Park Meadows Nurse Employee
     5. Christine Hicks Parent/County Health Dept. Parent
    6.  Jamie Miller Legend Springs Nurse Employee
     7. Danielle Anderson DVUSD Wellness Specialist Employee
  • Meeting Dates

    September 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    December 4, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    February 4, 2020 - 4:00 pm
    April 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm

    Process for Selection of Members

    Committee members will represent all school levels (K-12) and will include representatives from all district stakeholders including but not limited to parents, nurses, health professionals, teachers, employees, and school administration. Members should be interested in furthering the goal of a strong health based focus in our district.