RocVale Children’s Home recognizes that wellness, proper nutrition, and regular physical activity are related to children’s physical well‐being, growth, and development. RocVale is committed to providing an environment in which children can learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices.
The goal of the Wellness Policy is to create a plan that creates a slow, systematic approach that builds on the successes of each year. To be successful, staff and administration need to support the policy and any subsequent changes. The policy is divided into four topics: Staff and Administration, Good Nutrition Practices for a Healthy Life, Nutrient Standards and Meal Service and Physical Activity.
Staff and Administration: It is important to create an environment that provides consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and being physically active. Appropriate training shall be available to all staff on the components of the Wellness Policy. In every way possible, the administration shall support the efforts of staff to provide a healthy diet and daily physical activity for residents. Good Nutrition Practices for a Healthy Life Caregivers are an important influence in a resident’s life. Staff shall serve as role models in healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle practices. Nutrition education will be integrated into resident activities. Staff training will include how to create opportunities for residents to have positive food experiences. Lifelong lifestyle balance shall be reinforced.