View An Apple a Day video
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. Revised August 2019

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: 

Kerman Unified School 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. Therefore, it is the policy of the Kerman Unified School District that:

 

  • The school district will engage students, parents, health educators, physical educators, other teachers, food service professionals, school nurses, community health professionals, school administrator, school board member, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition, physical education, and physical activity policies

 

  • All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis

 

  • Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA New Meal Pattern Requirement(July 2103), and Smart Snacks in Schools (July 2014)

 

  • Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat

 

  • To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs (including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after school snacks], and Seamless Summer Food Service Program.

 

Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education, school meal programs, and related community services

 

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.

Contact Your School For the Date of the Next Wellness Meeting