Our Wellness PolicyWellnessPolicy.pdf
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
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the School Wellness Advisory Council that includes teachers, parents, administrators and the district nurse.
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Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
- Nutrition Education
- Physical activity
- Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's website, which emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as a variety of learning tools. In addition, if you are a student, parent, staff or faculty member, or partnering community organization and are interested in serving as a representative on the School Wellness Advisory Council, please contact Julie Clark at [email protected] or 707-464-0214.
The District has re-engaged our School Wellness Advisory Council (SWAC). This school year our initial goals will be to re-engage the SWAC and to complete the required triennial assessment of our current School Wellness Plan. The purpose of this triennial assessment is to ensure that our School Wellness Plan meets and/or exceeds the requirements, along with ensuring stakeholder engagement, transparency and measurements of implementation.
Parents, students, community members and organizations are invited to participate alongside teachers, administrators, school health professionals and School Board members. We are looking for members of the Del Norte community who would like to become a part of our School Wellness Advisory Council.