2012 Elementary Principals' Wellness Policy Survey

The SBBC Wellness Policy mandates the Wellness and Learning Supports Committee annually assess progress toward wellness policy goals. We ask for your assistance in this task by completing this survey. If you are not sure of an answer, you may leave it blank. Answers are used for group data and not to assess individual school success. Your candor is appreciated. Thank you.

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A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. Programs at this school offer students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 nutrition education that provides the knowledge they need to adopt healthy lifestyles.
    Programs at this school meet the above goal.
    Limited programs exist at this school to meet the above goal.
    No programs exist at this school to meet the above goal.


  1. Nutrition and education is a component in elementary education at this school.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Do not know


  1. The staff responsible for providing school-based nutrition and health education programs is adequately trained.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Do not know


  1. Please indicate nutrition and fitness programs and activities at your school last year.
    Commit 2 B Fit
    Health and Wellness Fair for students and/or parents
    Health and Wellness Fair for school employees
    School garden
    Nutrition and fitness assembly
    Article in parent newsletter about nutrition
    Nutrition and fitness classroom literacy centers
    Nutrition and fitness bulletin boards around campus
    Nutrition and fitness puppet show
    Inclusion of nutrition and fitness themes in other subjects such as music, math, reading, writing,
    Healthy cooking demonstrations
    Partnership with health and fitness organization such as the YMCA or local hospital
    Organ-Wise Education Program (University of Florida-Family Nutrition Program)
    USDA Fruit and Vegetable Program (Students receive fruit/vegetable snack 2-3 times per week)
    Extreme Cuisine
    Fuel Up to Play 60 (NFL and National Dairy Council)
    Team Nutrition (USDA)
    Nutritionist/dietitian, nurse, doctor or other health care professional is included in your annual career day.


  1. Food served in my school's cafeteria appears healthy.
    Strongly agree
    Agree
    Neutral
    Disagree
    Strongly disagree


  1. The school cafeteria serves as a learning laboratory to teach and practice good nutrition. Please indicate which Food and Nutrition Services education/promotions your school participated in last 12 months:
    National School Lunch Week poster contest and promotions (October)
    National Nutrition Month Poster Contest (March-April)
    BCCSHAC Fitness and Nutrition Essay Contest (April)
    James Wakes Up to School Breakfast-is read by teachers in the classroom
    Cafeteria hosts kitchen tours for students (year-round).
    Lucky Tray (Student promotional give-aways)
    Students are taught offer versus serve which they practice daily when they choose lunch (year round)
    Nutrition posters are in the cafeteria (year round).
    Monthly publicity menu is sent home to parents.
    Healthfully Ever After (Junior League Literacy Based Nutrition Education Kit) is used by second grade teachers.
    Used Parentlink to send messages home about the cafeteria or Food and Nutrition Services (ie. "Eat Breakfast During FCAT week," "Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals", etc.
    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (USDA)
    University of Florida Family Nutrition Program Assemblies
    Start Your Day the Parfait Way
    FNS Manager/cafeteria staff participate in classroom education
    FNS Manager/cafeteria staff participate in PTA sponsored events
    FNS Manager attends principal/faculty meetings


  1. The District provides nutrition education and encourages healthy eating for families, both within the home and outside. Family members are engaged as a critical part of the team responsible for teaching children about health and nutrition. Nutrition and health information for families is provided in multiple languages
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. At this school, every student has the opportunity to receive regular, age-appropriate, quality physical education.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Programs at this school encourage participation in physical activity before, during and after school in accordance with nationally recommended guidelines.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Physical education at this school provides safe and satisfying physical activity for all students including those with special needs.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. This school does not use participation or non-participation in physical education class as a way to punish or discipline students.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Guidelines are provided for parents on packing healthy lunches.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. This school disseminates (in multiple languages if appropriate), information for parents to help them promote and incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into their children's lives.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Drinking water should be conveniently available for students at all times.
    Water fountains are NOT conveniently located for all students.
    Water fountains are conveniently located for most students.
    Water fountains are conveniently located.


  1. A list of healthy food and non-food alternatives is made available to parents and teachers for classroom celebrations and rewards.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Food served in the classrooms will be obtained from approved sources, per Chapter 64E-11 of the Florida Administrative Code.
    This requirement has not been enforced
    This requirement has been enforced
    Don't know


  1. Please indicate which statement best describes use of food as a reward at your school:
    Non-food rewards are encouraged.
    Only healthy treats are permitted to be used as classroom reward.
    Use of cakes, cookies and other such foods for classroom celebrations is limited.
    At this school, candy and sugar treats may be used as a reward.
    Any foods obtained from approved sources, per Chapter 64E-11 are permitted for classroom celebrations.


  1. Schools shall encourage fundraisers that promote positive health habits such as the sale of non-food and nutritious food items as well as fundraising to support physical activity events. Please indicate which statement best describes fund-raisers at your school:
    Only healthy or non-food fund raisers are permitted at this school.
    This school limits the fund-raisers that might include candy, treats or other snacks.
    This school does not restrict fund raisers based on the sale of candy, treats or orther snacks.
    This school does not participate in fund-raisers.


  1. Food and beverages sold at events must reinforce the importance of healthy choices. Please indicate which statement best describes food served at events at your school:
    Only healthy food is permitted at school related events.
    Healthy options are readily available at school related events.
    Healthy foods are minimally available at school events.


  1. Snacks and rewards provided in your after-care programs reinforce the importance of healthy choices.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know
    Not Applicable


  1. Schools ensure that students who receive free or reduced price meals are not treated differently from other students or identified by their peers.
    Agree
    Disagree
    Don't know


  1. Meals are scheduled as close as possible to the middle of the day.
    Many meals (more than 45%) are not scheduled close to the middle of the day
    More that 80% of the meals are scheduled near the middle of the day
    Between 45-80% of the meals are scheduled in the middle of the day.


  1. Each school and non-school based department is responsible for identifying an individual (wellness coordinator) or group responsible for the implementation of the Broward County Schools Wellness Policy requirements in that school or department.
    No one is identified responsible for Wellness Policy implementation at this school
    An individual has been designated by the principal to implement the Wellness Policy at this school
    The principal is the champion of the Wellness Policy at this school


  1. This school supports the expansion of the Commit 2B Fit TM program, coordinated by the Physical Education Department, which provides nutrition and fitness education for students and families.
    Commit 2B Fit is not implemented at this school
    Commit 2B Fit is partially implemented at this school
    Commit 2B Fit is an integral part of this school


  1. Please indicate the overall impact of the District Wellness Policy at your school over the last 4 years: (More than 1 answer is permitted)
    Improved student attitude regarding nutrition and wellness
    Improved student behavior regarding nutrition and fitness
    Improved teacher attitude regarding nutrition and fitness
    Improved parent attitude regarding nutrition and fitness
    No changes observed


  1. Please indicate other nutrition, fitness or health initiatives at your school:


  1. Other comments:


  1. School Name:*


  1. Please indicate the size of your school:
    Less than 500 students
    500-750 students
    751-1,000 students
    1,001-1,250 students
    1,251-1,500 students
    1,501-1,750 students
    1,751-2000 students
    More than 2,000 students





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