- Effective: 6/13/2006
- Revision: 4/23/2019
- Reviewed: 3/26/2013
- Board Directive
The Board of Education is committed to providing fitness and nutritional instruction and implementing nutritional practices that enhance student learning and support the development of lifelong wellness. Responsibility for ensuring that each school meets the provisions of this policy is delegated to the District Administration.
- Administrative Policy
The Wellness policy shall be administered according to the following administrative policy provisions and USDA requirements:
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Students will receive nutrition education and physical fitness instruction based on Utah State Health Education and Physical Education Core Standards.
- All foods and beverages regularly sold to students on the school campus during the school day will be consistent with federal regulations from the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act.
- Food and beverage marketing will be allowed for only those products that meet current nutrition standards from the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act.
- The use of healthy foods or non-food items as rewards will be encouraged (i.e. classroom parties, classroom snacks).
- Known allergies, medical conditions and dietary restrictions of students are addressed through 504 and individual health plans. Each school will have procedures to address student nutritional health care.
- School lunch periods will be scheduled to allow students adequate and appropriate time to move through lines and eat and enjoy a full lunch.
- Schools will examine the relationship between lunch periods, instructional periods and recess to determine the schedule most conducive to healthy eating habits.
- Schools will encourage a cafeteria environment that provides a positive dining experience with supervision of eating areas by adults who model proper conduct and voice level.
- Principals of secondary schools will monitor all foods and beverages made available in vending machines, in student stores and at concession stands and will ensure the inclusion of healthy food and beverage options for students.
- Local School Oversight
Each principal will annually review the school’s procedures for nutritional health care with teachers. A report of this review will be submitted to the appropriate area Administrator of Schools.
- District Health Education Committee
- The District Health Education Committee shall review efforts, research and best practices on fitness and nutrition issues.
- Committee membership shall include principals, the Director of Nutrition Services, teachers, one school nurse, and patrons.
- The committee will meet at least twice a year.
- Nutrition and Fitness