• SUBJECT: DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY

    The Eden Central School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District has established a wellness committee to develop the District’s proposed local wellness policy, making such policy recommendations for review and adoption by the Board of Education. The District’s wellness committee includes, but is not limited to, representatives from each of the following groups:

    a) Parents

    b) Students

    c) The District’s food service program

    d) The School Board

    e) School Administrators

    f) Members of the public

    The District Wellness Committee will assess current activities, programs, and policies available in the District; identify specific areas of need within the District; develop the policy; and provide mechanisms for implementation, evaluation, revision and updating of the policy. The Wellness

    Committee is established to represent the local community’s perspective in developing the wellness policy for the District.

    Physical Education/Physical Activity

    Physical Education for K-6

     All students in grades K-3 will participate in physical education on a daily basis. This may include a recess period with physical activity.

     All students in grades 4-6 will participate in physical education at least three times a week for at least 120 minutes exclusive of changing time. This may include a recess period with physical activity.

    Daily Recess

    Students in K-6 will have a daily recess period of at least 15 minutes. Recess will involve physical activities that promote movement, fitness, cardiovascular activity, etc.

    Physical Education for 7-12

     Students in grades 7-12 will participate in physical education for 80 minutes (alternate days) for one semester.

     Students in grades 7-12 will maintain a fitness portfolio. The student’s personal fitness plan will be reviewed/evaluated by a certified physical education teacher.

    The Eden Central School District teaches, encourages, and supports healthy eating by students.

    Nutrition education fosters lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity.

     Nutrition education will by taught in K-6 health/science classes.

     7th & 8th grade students will take one unit of health.

     Nutrition education will be incorporated into all areas of the curriculum where appropriate.

     Nutritional themes may include, but are not limited to:

     Healthy diet

     Major nutrients

     Serving sizes

     Food labels

     Understanding calories

     Diet and disease

     Grade 9-12 students will take ½ unit of health education.

    In addition to Health Education, nutrition education will be provided to:

     Grade 7 & 8 students in Home and Careers.

     Grade 9-12 students in elective Health, Physical Education and Consumer Science

    courses.

    Food Products Available on Campus – Breakfast/Lunch

    The full meal school breakfast and lunch program will follow the United States Department of Agriculture requirements for Federal School Meals Program.

    Assurance

    Guidelines for reimbursable school meals will not be less restrictive than regulation and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to the Child Nutrition Act (42 United States Code Section 1779) and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 United States Code Section 1758(f)(1) and 1766(a) as those regulation and guidance apply to schools.

    Other Food Products Available on Campus

    District schools will develop procedures consistent with this policy regarding classroom incentives, fundraisers, vending machines, after school activities, etc.

    In addition, students in K-6 grade:

     Will not have access to vending machines during the academic day.

     Will be encouraged to consume healthy snacks and beverages.

    Assessments

    Assessments of the District’s Wellness Policy and implementation efforts will be repeated on an

    annual basis. The District and individual schools within the District will, as necessary, revise the

    Wellness Policy and develop working plans to facilitate its implementation.

    Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004

    Public Law Section 108-265 Section 204

    Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

    42 United States Code (USC) Section 1751 et seq.

    Child Nutrition Act of 1966

    42 United States Code (USC) Section 1771 et seq.

    7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 210.10

    http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_05/7cfr210_05.html