Wellness Policy

                                           Yuma School District #1 Wellness Policy

 

Our School District strives to make a significant contribution to the general well being, mental and physical capacity and learning ability of each student while affording them the opportunity to fully participate in the educational process.

 

The District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. 

 

To support the health and well being of all students, the Board shall promote and monitor student wellness in a manner that the Board determines is appropriate in the following areas:

 

Nutrition Guidelines:  All foods available in each school during the day will have as a goal the promotion of student health and the reduction of childhood obesity.  All guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, as those regulations and guidance apply to schools.  All other foods sold and/served to students at school (i.e., competitive foods, snacks and beverages sold from vending machines, school stores, and funding-raising activities on campus during the school day) will comply with the Arizona Nutrition Standards as mandated by A.R.S. 15-242.

 

Nutrition Education:  The goal is to influence students’ eating behaviors by providing nutrition education that is appropriate for students’ ages: reflects students’ cultures; is integrated into health education or core curricula; and provides opportunities for students to practice skills and have fun.

 

Physical Activity:  The goals for physical activity are to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, to maintain students’ physical fitness, to ensure students’ regular participation in physical activity, and to teach students the short and long-term benefits of a physical active and healthful lifestyle.

 

Other School-based activities:  The goal is to create a total school environment that is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.

 

Evaluation:  A goal will be to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of this policy in promoting healthy eating and changing the program as appropriate to increase its effectiveness;

 

The Superintendent or designee will develop administrative regulations to implement this policy, with involvement from staff, parent and community.  Regulations and exhibits created for the purpose of implementing this policy shall be considered, in effect, to be an extension of this policy.