Student Wellness Committee 2020-2021

  • Purpose: 

    To institute activities in order to accomplish the following:

    • Raise the awareness of our staff, students, and parents regarding childhood obesity
    • Develop a comprehensive student wellness program that rigorously addresses policy, education, and awareness
    • Increase the availability of healthy foods in our schools and, conversely, decrease the availability of unhealthy foods during the school day
    • Increase the level of physical activity among our students

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    Chairperson: 
    Jody Murray, GFPS Prevention Specialist
     
    Meeting Frequency:
    Monthly
     
    Usual Meeting Place:
    Paris Gibson Education Center
     
    Meeting Dates and Times: 
    As needed
     
    Committee Members: 

    Nate Achenbach – High School Associate Principal
    Lance Boyd – Director of Student Services
    Erin Butts – Mental Health Coordinator
    Jen Creed – Occupational Therapist
    Mark Finnicum – School Board Member
    Steve Ford – Beverage Vendor
    Lacey Gallagher – Health Education Specialist
    Erica Harp – Lead School Nurse
    Heather Hoyer – Assistant Superintendent
    Steve Jonasen – Snack Machine Vendor
    Jennifer Martyn – Elementary Principal
    Jody Murray – Prevention Specialist
    Kristi Riggin – Parent
    Ruth Uecker – Assistant Superintendent
    Steve Yates – Middle School Associate Principal
    Jessa Youngers – Supervisor of Food Services
    TBD – Student
    TBD – Beverage Vendor
    TBD – GFPS Health Enhancement Teacher

    Other Information: 
    The GFPS Student Wellness Program partners with other community task forces such as: Action for Healthy Kids and Get Fit Great Falls.