Our Wellness Policy
Wellness Policy Meetings
19/20 school year:
SJUSD Nutrition Services
221 Bissell Place, San Jacinto
Friday, September 20th ~ 2:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, December 6th ~ 2:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, March 6th ~ 2:30pm-3:30pm
Friday, May 8th ~ 2:30pm-3:30pm
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
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
- Encourage parent outreach activities
- Encourage extracurricular physical activities
- Encourage activities that promote an understanding of healthy food choices
- Encourage healthy life choices through good nutrition and physical activity
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.
Please click on below link for the quick reference guide:
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