It should be noted Bethany Children’s Home recognize that our residents’ wellness and proper nutrition are related to our residents’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Because of this, we want our youth to be in the best shape possible.
The Board is committed to providing a home environment that promotes wellness, nutrition, nutrition education, and physical activity. Bethany Children’s Home provides the best experience for our youth. Along with nutrition, Bethany understands in a healthy environment, children will learn about and participate in dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve overall health. Furthermore, Bethany Children’s Home will demonstrate proper nutrition for the youth.
To ensure the health and well-being of all residents at Bethany, the Board establishes that Bethany Children’s Home shall provide to residents:
A nutrition program consistent with federal and state requirements.
Access to foods and beverages that meet established nutritional guidelines.
Opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity during the day.
Education on nutrition and physical activity.
The CEO and Food Services Director shall be responsible for the implementation and oversight of this policy and to monitor Bethany’s programs to ensure compliance with this policy, related policies and established guidelines.
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
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