Local Wellness Policy 1:
Setting Nutrition Education Goals
The primary goal of nutrition education is to influence students’ eating behaviors:
- Nutritional learning is integrated into health education in the students first year and will continue each year until graduation.
- Nutrition education will be offered in the school dining rooms as well as in the classroom, with coordination between the food service staff and teachers.
- Health and physical education classes will teach the student to record his/her body mass index.
- Quarterly nutrition fact sheets will be sent to the student’s homes, to educate the families about good nutrition.
- The food service staff will encourage the students to select and consume all components of the school meal.
- The cafeterias also reflect messages of healthy eating and other health related issues through signs and posters.
Local Wellness Policy 2:
Setting Physical Activity Goals
The primary goal for a school’s physical activity component is to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity and understand the short and long term benefits of a physically active and healthful lifestyle.
- Students will participate in physical education classes for four years.
- Physical education classes will replace less active sports (ping pong) with more active sports: Dance, dance revolution, power walking, swim classes, aerobics….
- Students will be given opportunities for physical activity through a range of after school programs including interscholastic athletics and physical activity clubs.
- The board of education will provide transportation home for all after school activities.
- Students will be required to take a physical fitness test at the beginning and end of the school year.
Local Wellness Policy 3:
Establishing Nutrition Standards for all Foods Available on School Campus During the School Day.
Student’s lifelong eating habits are greatly influenced by the types of foods and beverages available to them. The Board of Education will ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards set forth under 7 VFR Part 210 and 220. They will also set standards to address all foods and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the school meal programs.
The Board of Education will follow the School Nutrition Policy when determining nutrition standards for all available foods during the school day.
- Follow guidelines for foods and beverages in a la carte sales in the food service program on school campus.
- Follow guidelines for foods and beverages sold in vending machines, snack bars, school stores and concession stands on school campus.
- Follow guidelines for food and beverages sold as part of school-sponsored fundraising activities.
- Follow guidelines for refreshments served at parties, celebrations and meetings during the school day.
Local Wellness policy Component 4:
Setting Goals for Other School-Based Activities
Designed to Promote Student Wellness
This policy established under this category create a school environment that provides consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and being physically active. The policy will consist of:
- Provide a clean, safe, enjoyable meal environment for students.
- Provide adequate time for students to enjoy eating healthy foods with friends.
- Prohibit use of food as a reward or punishment.
- Provide enough space and serving areas to ensure student access to school meals.
- Ensure fundraising efforts are supportive of healthy eating.
- Provide on-going professional training and development for food service staff and teachers in the areas of nutrition and physical education.
- Provide student access to physical activity facilities outside school hours.
- Develop strategies for teachers, school administrators, students, foodservice professionals to serve as role models in practicing healthy eating and being physically active.