food bannerBethany Children’s Home recognizes that our residents’ wellness and proper nutrition are related to our residents’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a home environment that promotes residents’ wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total experience at Bethany. In a healthy home environment, children will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve overall health and attitude.

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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 comprehensive 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 lifelong physical activity.

The CEO, VP of Finance, and Director of Quality Assurance 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.

For a copy of  Resident Wellness Policy regarding nutrition and physical activity please email

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