Our Wellness PolicyWellness Policy 2018.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
Your child’s school day just got healthier! School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines included in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This act also requires all school districts to develop and maintain a wellness policy that promotes student wellness.
The policy addresses the following areas:
1. Child Nutrition and Wellness Committee
2. Nutritional Quality of Foods & Beverages sold and served on campus
3. Nutrition & Physical Activity promotion and food marketing
4. Physical activity opportunities and physical education
5. Monitoring & Policy Review
The policy also addresses several “food” areas including food sold through food service, fundraising activities, snacks, rewards, celebrations/birthday parties and school-sponsored after school activities.
Please view the entire policy on the C.E.S.D. website http://www.Chowkids.com, in the Food Service area. Additional nutrition, health and physical activity information and tips are added monthly to the school lunch menus.
All foods sold at school during the school day will need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte. Prior to the publishing of the Smart Snacks rule, 39 States already had nutrition standards in place.
Please keep these guidelines in mind when planning for fundraising activities, snacks for your children, celebration/birthday parties. Use this tool to see if your snack meets the guidelineswww.healthiergeneration.org/calculator