Wellness Policy on Physical Activity and Nutrition

Greenbriar Children’s Center‘s Wellness Policy on Physical Activity and Nutrition


Greenbriar Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the care of children and youth who have reached difficult times in their family life and strive to provide them a normal, healthy lifestyle leading to the progressive development of children and young adults and to the strengthening of families, primarily in the state of Georgia. We promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to grow by supporting healthy eating and physical activity, therefore  the wellness policy of Greenbriar children’s Center is as follows:


Nutrition/wellness promotion and education:

Note* All residents, staff, faculty, friends and families will be encourage d  to participate  in any of the following goals, activities, and events within the safety and security regulations set forth by the organization. The Food Service Coordinator conduct an assessment of the wellness policy every 3 years, at a minimum. This assessment will determine: Compliance with the wellness policy, How the wellness policy compares to model wellness policies, and  Progress made in attaining the goals of the wellness policy.

Planting, harvesting, maintenance, and upkeep of the on sight vegetable garden

Cooking classes, food safety, and nutrition education presented by any approved organization and/or the Food Service Coordinator

Assisting in meal prep and planning three times per week under the supervision of the Food Services Coordinator

Attendance of Smoking cessation presentations and access to smoking cessation resources


Physical Activity:

Access to on site facilities and equipment as they pertain to physical activity for at least 1 hour (Gymnasium, basket ball court, balls, nets etc.). This includes enjoyable, developmentally- appropriate, culturally-relevant, participatory activities (e.g. dance contests)

Encouragement, facilitation and participation in community events related to health and wellness (e.g. The Color Run marathon, stress management seminars)


Standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages

This organization will follow all guidelines set forth by the entities that oversee and fund our meal service programs.


Food that does not fall with the guidelines in the specified meal patters and guidelines will not be provided by the organization. (e.g. soda) *note; As our organization relies on donations, food items falling outside of the guidelines will not be offered in the place of any meal or meal component including snack.


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:


Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.


Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.


Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:



 (1)          correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  correo electrónico:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.