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.