Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving and maintaining the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness through 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.
To provide a safe, consistent learning environment for all our children, no edible forms of treats for birthday recognition will be accepted from an outside source.
A birthday bag may be purchased from the PSD Food Services Department for $20 per class OR $30 per class. The order form is below. Orders must be received at least one (1) week prior to delivery date. On the special day, your child's birthday bag will be delivered directly to his/her classroom. No hassle. No stress.
NOTICE: due to Covid-19, all birthday recognitions have been suspended for the 2020-2021 school year.
Health and Wellness Council:
The Health and Wellness Council of Parkland School Districts meets twice a year. If you are interested in learning more about the Council, our minutes are below. In addition, if you are interested in participating in our meetings, our contact information is below.
Health & Wellness Council meeting: minutes 11-22-2019
Health & Wellness Council meeting: minutes 5-17-2019