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.
We strive to create and serve enticing menus: healthy, balanced, kid-friendly, fun choices.

We strongly encourage students to help themselves to unlimited fruits, vegetables, and salads. We believe, like the new "My Plate" guidance from the USDA, that half of the food we eat should be fruits and vegetables.

Every day we offer at least four choices of fresh fruits, in addition to a canned fruit option. We also offer, on a daily basis, mini carrots and other fresh cut veggies in season, with light ranch dressing and hummus as dipping options.

We also strongly encourage students to take the milk that comes free with every meal. We have a variety of flavors of milk (lowfat and fat-free only), knowing that children need the equivalent of at least three cups of milk per day for developing strong bones.