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& Diet Related Illness
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.
The Superintendent will oversee the following individuals and their responsibilities to carry out the requirements of Policy 5322.
The Food Services Coordinator will supervise the following issues concerning snacks and vending machines:
- Vending machines dispensing healthy snacks and drinks such as bottled water, fruit juice, milk, dried fruit, and nuts will be made available throughout the school day, after school, and at all extra curricular activities. Water will be made available through out the school day.
- Vending machines that dispense minimally nutritious items such as carbonated sodas, gum, candy, cookies, and chips shall not be available during the school day.
- Minimally nutritious snacks and drinks may not be sold on lunch lines as a la carte items.
- All school- sponsored events and celebrations of special occasions shall include healthy beverages and/or food among the choices available to participants.
The Food Service Coordinator will report annually on the progress of implementing these guidelines as they pertain to Policy 5322.
Physical activity for students will be incorporated into the physical education curriculum. This level of physical activity, as well as, this curriculum will be monitored by the building principals.
The Assistant Superintendent for Instruction will be responsible to see that nutrition, health, and fitness topics shall be integrated within the health education curriculum taught at every grade level, K-12, and coordinated with the Corporation’s food service program. These topics may be integrated with other curriculum areas as deemed appropriate.
The Health Advisory Council will meet regularly and will recommend policy changes before July 1 of each year.
The Council shall consider a variety of data, such as: number of students participating in interscholastic athletics, intramurals, and others that the Council might determine.
References: Policy 5322
The Board supports increased emphasis on nutrition as well as physical activity at all grade levels to enhance the well-being of the Corporation’s students. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board to:
- Provide student access to nutritious food and beverages;
- Provide opportunities for physical activity and developmentally appropriate exercise;
- Require that all meals served by the Corporation meet Federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture;
- Establish a health council to annually review corporation wellness policies and to recommend necessary changes pursuant to Indiana Code; and
- Ensure daily physical activity for students in elementary school.
The Board will provide and promote the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs to ensure that all students have access to healthy foods to support healthier choices and promote optimal learning.
The Superintendent and his/her designee shall jointly share the operational responsibilities for ensuring that the provisions of this policy and its regulations are met. The Superintendent will assign an individual to report to the Board on an annual basis the progress of the Corporation in implementing this policy.
The Superintendent is also responsible to prepare rules, regulations, and guidelines to implement and support this policy. Such provisions should address all food and beverages sold and/or served to students at schools, including competitive food sales, vending machine items, fund-raising activities, and rewards to students.
References: 42 U.S.C. 1751
42 U.S.C. 1758b