Child Health Advisory Committee 

Committee Information: Overview | Agenda/Minutes | Meeting Schedule | Members

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ACT 1220 of 2003 created the Child Health Advisory Committee to address childhood obesity and develop statewide nutrition and physical activity standards. The Committee meets monthly and will make policy recommendations to the State Board of Education and the State Board of Health.

Major tasks mandated by the Act include:

  • Removing elementary school student in- school access to vending machines offering food and beverages.
  • Developing recommendations to ensure that nutrition and physical activity standards are implemented to provide students with the skills, opportunities and encouragement to adopt healthy lifestyles.
  • Requiring schools to include as part of the annual report to parents and the community the amounts and sources of funds received from competitive food and beverage contracts.
  • Requiring schools to include as part of each student’s health report to parents an annual body mass index (BMI) percentile.
  • Requiring schools to annually provide parents an explanation of the possible health effects of body mass index, nutrition and physical activity.

The Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education in partnership with the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) are developing a statewide plan to assist schools in the implementation and reporting of the Body Mass Index to parents.

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ACT 1220 of 2003

Committe Information

Agenda/Minutes

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Meeting Dates and Times

Date

Time

Location

March 17, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
April 21, 2016, Thusday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
May 19, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
June 16, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
July 21, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
August 18, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
September 15, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
October 20, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
November 17, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas
December 15, 2016, Thursday 9 am – 12:00 pm Freeway Medical Tower



5800 West 10th St., Room 906



Little Rock, Arkansas

Committee Members

Members

Contact Numbers
Brett Stone, M.Ed., M.P.H. - Chairman



AR Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Phone: 479-979-1474



Fax: 479-979-1328
Rosemary Rodibaugh, PhD, RD, LD – Co-Chairman



University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
Phone: 501-671-2111



Fax: 501-671-2294
Jerri Clark, Director



Arkansas Department of Education
Phone: 501-682-4240



Fax: 501-683-6809
Dolores Sutterfield, CDM, CFPP



Arkansas School Nutrition Association
Phone: 870-578-2416



Fax: 870-578-9366
Dave Oberembt



Arkansas Government Relations Director 



Arkansas Heart Association    



American Cancer Society & American Lung Association
Phone: 501-707-6589



Fax: 501-526-2252
Suzanne Bailey



Superintendent Lonoke School District



AR Association of Educational Administrators
Phone: 501-676-2042
Shakia Jackson, Med Health Specialist l



Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities



Arkansas Department of Health
Phone: 501-671-1572



Fax: 501-661-2414



Martha Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA



Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health -



University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Phone: 501-526-6413



Fax: 501-686-5845
Lucas Harder



Arkansas School Boards Association
Phone: 501-372-1415



1-800-482-1212

Aaron Strong, MD



American Academy of Pediatrics



Arkansas Chapter

Phone: 501-425-1148
ShaRhonda Love, MPH



Arkansas Department of Health
Phone: 501-280-4783



Fax: 501-683-5602
Vacant



AR Association of School Business Officials
Phone: 501-653-5115
Pamela Dixon



Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Paula K. Smith, RNP



Arkansas School Nurse Association
Phone: 501-683-6639



Fax:501-683-5602
Elton Cleveland, MD



Arkansas Chapter of American Academy of Physicians
Phone: 501-364-1849



Fax: 501-364-6728
Don Johnson



Arkansas Parent Teacher Association
Cell: 479-236-4720
Carole B. Garner, MPH, RD, LD



Arkansas Dietetic Association
Phone: 501-526-2318



Fax: 501-526-2252
Michele Brown



Classroom Teachers
Phone: 479-774-9529
Vacant Position



Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Guide for Schools, Parents, and Communities

This guide provides information and guidance in developing a local school Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Committee. Included is a membership grid, sample invitation letter and sample agenda. Names and contact information of local resources who can assist in developing the local committees are included. State and National resource links are also listed in the guide. These resources provide information on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and children's health.

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School Wellness Committee Toolkit