Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

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.


WCCUSD Wellness Policy

The students and families in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) face increasing health risks that can affect their wellness, quality of life, and possibly their life span. WCCUSD is committed to providing an environment where students can learn to make healthy choices for lifelong health.

WCCUSD recognizes the critical relationship between a healthy student and academic achievement - students must be healthy to be educated and be educated to be healthy.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act resulted in the expansion of the wellness policy that was adopted by the Board of Education September 20, 2006.

The WCCUSD Wellness Policy is the result of many dedicated hours of work by District staff, students, parents, teachers, administrators, governmental agencies and community-based organizations. The Policy for Wellness is designed to encompass student wellness, parent wellness, staff wellness and community wellness and should serve to further advance wellness throughout the District. We hope the Policy will be helpful to all school sites and District offices.


WCCUSD Competitive Food Requirements

In California, any food or beverage sold to students outside of a federally reimbursable meal program is considered to compete with those meals, and is referred to as a competitive food or beverage. There are specific state and federal rules that govern competitive foods and beverages in schools.

There are different requirements for different grade levels.
These requirements are effective from midnight to one-half hour after school.
These requirements apply to ALL foods and beverages sold to students by any entity.
Sold means the exchange of food for money, coupons, vouchers, or order forms, when any part of the exchange occurs on a school campus.

Non-compliant foods may be sold from one-half hour after school through midnight.

All food and beverage sales need to be pre-approved. The Board authorizes the Superintendent or designee to approve the sale of foods and beverages outside the district's food service program, including sales by student or school-connected organizations, sales through vending machines, and/or sales at secondary school student stores for fundraising purposes. When function has been approved then Item compliance needs to be approved by Food Services.
Wellness Policy, Nutrition Standards and Forms