FFA(LOCAL) - STUDENT WELFARE: WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES
The District shall follow nutrition guidelines that advance student health and reduce childhood obesity and shall promote the general wellness of all students through nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities.
Development of Guidelines and Goals
The District shall develop nutrition guidelines and wellness goals in consultation with the local school health advisory council and with involvement from representatives of the student body, school food service, school administration, the Board, parents, and the public. [See BDF and EHAA]
The District shall ensure that nutrition guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall be at least as restrictive as federal regulations and guidance and that all foods available on each campus are in accordance with the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy. [See CO]
The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with a nutrition education component [see EHAB and EHAC] and shall use health course curriculum that emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition [see EHAA].
In addition, the food service staff, teachers, and other school personnel shall coordinate the promotion of nutrition messages in the cafeteria, the classroom, and other appropriate settings.
The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the required amount of physical activity for all grades [see EHAB and EHAC].
In addition, the District shall provide an environment that fosters safe and enjoyable fitness activities for all students, including those who are not participating in competitive sports.
The District establishes the following goal to create an environment conducive to healthful eating and physical activity and to express a consistent wellness message through other school-based activities: sufficient time shall be allowed for students to eat meals in lunchroom facilities that are clean, safe, and comfortable.
The elementary school principal shall oversee the implementation of this policy and shall develop administrative procedures for periodically measuring the implementation of the wellness policy.