Wellness Policy

  • WELLNESS

    The District shall follow nutrition guidelines that advance student health and reduce childhood obesity and shall promote the general wellness of all students through nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities.

    DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES AND GOALS

    The District shall develop nutritional guidelines and wellness goals in consultation with the local school health advisory council and with involvement from representatives of the student body, school food service, school administration, the Board, parents and the public. [See BDF and EHAA]

    NUTRITION GUIDELINES

    The District shall ensure that nutritional guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall be at least as restrictive as federal regulations and guidelines, and that all foods and beverages available on each campus shall be in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations and guidelines.

    The District shall create, implement, and monitor a single practice regarding the availability of foods and beverages during the school day at school parties and other campus events.

    The food service department shall provide annually to campus administrators a copy of the latest state and federal nutrition guidelines and policies regarding foods and beverages in schools. Such information shall be distributed to all campus staff to ensure compliance with said guidelines and policies.

    WELLNESS GOALS NUTRTION EDUCATION

    The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with a nutrition education component [see EHAB and EHAC] and shall use health course curriculum that emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition. [See EHAA]

    The District shall adhere to all applicable federal and state regulations and guidelines regarding the availability of competitive foods on District premises/property.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

    The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the required amount of physical activity for all grades. [See EHAB and EHAC]

    In addition, the District establishes the following goals for physical activity:

    • The District shall provide an environment that fosters safe and enjoyable fitness activities for all students, including those who are not participating in competitive sports.
    • Physical education classes shall regularly emphasize moderate to vigorous activity.

    SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES 

    The District establishes the following goals to create an environment conducive to healthful eating and physical activity and to express a consistent wellness message through other school-based activities:

    • Wellness for students and their families shall be promoted at suitable school activities.
    • Employee wellness education and involvement shall be promoted at suitable school activities.

     IMPLEMENTATION

    The assistant superintendent for academic services and the assistant superintendent of school support services shall oversee the implementation of this policy and shall develop administrative procedures for periodically measuring the implementation of the wellness policy.

     

    Date Issued: 6/10/2015

    LDU 2015.07

    FFA(LOCAL)-X

    Comments (-1)
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