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Thursday, November 15 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Commit to Be Fit: A Three-Pronged Approach to Community Wellness

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Rappahannock County Schools has implemented a three-pronged approach to addressing the rural obesity epidemic through three C's-- Cafeteria, Classroom, Community. Cornerstones of the program are cafeteria menu redesigns, integration of action-based learning, and wellness and fitness classes for the community at large. This presentation will outline the framework used to share best practice in implementing school-based wellness programs.


Shannon Grimsley

Superintendent, Rappahannock County Public Schools
Shannon Grimsley is the superintendent (cheerleader in chief) of Rappahannock County Public Schools. She is the researcher/grant writer of the Commit to Be Fit program and is committed to engaging the community around the concept of health and wellness.

Amanda Grove

Nutrition Specialist / Food Service Director, Rappahannock County Public Schools
Amanda Grove is the nutrition specialist for the program and the food service director for the division. The two titles go hand-in-hand when integrating healthier foods into the cafeteria menu, teaching nutrition to students, and providing one-on-one nutrition consulting for the community... Read More →

Holly Jenkins

Wellness Integration Specialist, Rappahannock County Public Schools
Holly Jenkins is the wellness integration specialist whose primary focus is ensuring the implementation of kinesthetic learning practices in the classroom, and engaging the community in the wellness program. Holly is a certified wellness coach, a former gym manager, and an advertising/marketing... Read More →

Jackie Tederick

Wellness Coordinator, Rappahannock County Public Schools
Jackie Tederick is the wellness coordinator for the project. With nearly 20 years experience as a PE/Health teacher and various certifications as a fitness/personal trainer, she is an integral part of coordinating the team and the various project activities.


Iris Lane

Member, Westmoreland County

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EST