6:50 School Wellness
POSTED BY TROY BEVANS ON DECEMBER 19, 2017
Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs. This policy shall be interpreted consistently with Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The Superintendent or designee will ensure each school building complies with this policy, the policy is available to the community on an annual basis, and that the community is informed about the progress of this policy’s implementation.
The District is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices. We believe physical well-being has a direct impact on student learning and behavior; therefore, the District will develop administrative regulations using standards designed to promote student wellness, as mandated by federal law.
These guidelines will establish goals for physical activity, nutrition education, nutrition and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness and will include the following measures:
- Maximize physical education activities, teach physical activity skills, and promote lifelong fitness.
- Provide age-appropriate nutrition education, nutrition-related skills, and nutrition guidelines for all foods. Food and Nutrition Services must be in compliance with and meet any federal regulations required by law.
- Adopt nutritional guidelines for foods and beverages provided or sold on school campuses during the instructional day. The District will consider the benefits of setting limitations and guidelines for all foods served or sold during the school day and will encourage availability of fresh fruits/vegetables.
- Monitor vending machine sales to assure they are in compliance with and meet any federal regulations required by law.
- Require the Superintendent or superintendent’s designee to engage a district-level committee of stakeholders who will monitor and provide input for implementation of the wellness policy.
Administrative guidelines shall provide a mechanism to ensure the implementation and enforcement of the policy. The program requirements shall be phased in with the first year assessment of baseline data, and ample notification to parents and students of any changes that need to be made.
LEGAL REF.: Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, PL 108-265, Sec. 204.
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. §1771 et seq.
National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §1751 et seq.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, 42 U.S.C. §1758b, PL 111-296.
42 U.S.C. §1779, as implemented by 7 C.F.R. §§210.11 and 210.30.
105 ILCS 5/2-3.139.
23 Ill.Admin.Code Part 305, Food Program.
ISBE’s “School Wellness Policy” Goal, adopted Oct. 2007.
CROSS REF.: 4:120 (Food Services), 5:100 (Staff Development Program), 6:60 (Curriculum Content), 7:260 (Exemption from Physical Education)
ADOPTED: January 24, 2017