Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Healthy Schools Begin With You!
Student wellness is at the heart of learning. Students who have a healthy lifestyle can achieve more and be more successful in school.
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the Wellness Committee, which includes teachers and administrators of various departments. The Wellness Committee has a goal to expand to both students and parents in the future. Click here to view the Wellness Policy: School Wellness Policy BP503
Wellness Committee Goals:
1) Increase participation in the school breakfast program by five percentage points.
2) Study the impact, through the Curriculum Council, of offering a formalized health course at each high school.
3) Increase the percentage of students in the “Healthy Fitness Zone” on the Physical Fitness Test for 5th, 7th, and 9th by 5 percentage points.
4) Increase the number of students who show growth in one or more areas on the Physical Fitness Test given tri-annually to 50 percent.
5) Increase the number of students participating in extracurricular physical activity as measured by a question on the School Effectiveness Survey.