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

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
Arkansas Department of Education
Phone: 501-682-4240
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
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, BS, JD
Arkansas School Boards Association
Phone: 501-372-1415
1-800-482-1212

Vacant
American Academy of Pediatrics

 
Vacant
Arkansas Department of Health
 
Vacant
AR Association of School Business Officials
  
Pamela Dixon
Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
P: 479-968-0419
F: 479-498-6075
Vacant
Arkansas School Nurse Association
 
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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone: 501-526-2318
Fax: 501-526-2252
Michele Brown, BSPE
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