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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy Highlights

 
The Hemet Unified School District Wellness Policy (BP5030) recognizes the link between student health and learning.  Please review the highlights and key components of our wellness policy (in English), (en Espanol).
 

Wellness Committee

 
Mission Statement:
The Hemet Unified School District Wellness Committee is dedicated to educating, encouraging, and promoting healthier lifestyles in our community.   We will achieve this by facilitating successful cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of students, staff and families districtwide. 
 
In developing the policy and mission statement, parents/guardians, teachers, students, food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives and members of the public participated in the process. 

 

Hemet Unified School District is interested in engaging our stakeholder groups in the development, implementation and evaluation of our Local School Wellness Policy.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the Parent Resource Center at (951) 765-0004 for meeting dates and you may visit the center located at 26866 San Jacinto Street, Hemet, 92543.

Wellness Committee Goals for 2018-19 School Year

 (Wellness Works - English), (Wellness Works - en Espanol)

Wellness Policy Assessment

The Hemet Unified School District Wellness Policy has been evaluated using the WellSAT 2.0 Assessment Tool.

Click here to see how our district's policy scored.

For information on how WellSAT scores are obtained, please visit http://www.wellsat.org

New Mandate Assembly Bill 841 

This bill prohibits a school, school district, or charter school from advertising food or beverages during the school day that do not comply with nutrition standards of Smart Snacks In Schools.  Please review the Quick Reference Card to determine if the food or beverage fundraiser and promotional materials are compliant with this new law.


Board Policy for Foods Available at School

Nutrition standards adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided throughout the district's food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. 

Organizations are encouraged to use non-food items or healthy foods where appropriate, for fundraising.  Staff are encouraged to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students' academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior.

 

Parents/guardians or other volunteers are encouraged to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality when electing any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties, and by eliminating foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards and are not commercially prepared.  Class parties or celebrations shall be held after the lunch period, and no more frequently than once per month.