FFA(LOCAL) - STUDENT WELFARE: WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES

Wellness

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]

Nutrition Guidelines

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]

Wellness Goals

Nutrition Education

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 District establishes the following goals for nutrition education:

Students will receive nutrition education that fosters the adoption and maintenance of healthy eating behaviors.

Nutrition education will be a Districtwide priority and will be integrated into other areas of the curriculum, as appropriate.

Staff responsible for nutrition education will be adequately prepared and will participate in professional development activities to effectively deliver the program as planned.

The food service staff, teachers, and other school personnel will coordinate the promotion of nutrition messages in the cafeteria, the classroom, and other appropriate settings.

Educational nutrition information will be shared with families and the general public to positively influence the health of students and community members.

Physical Activity

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 establishes the following goals for physical activity:

The District will provide an environment that fosters safe and enjoyable fitness activities for all students, including those who are not participating in competitive sports.

Physical education classes will regularly emphasize moderate to vigorous activity.

The District will encourage teachers to integrate physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate.

The District will encourage parents to support their children's participation, to be active role models, and to include physical activity in family events.

The District will encourage students, parents, staff, and community members to use the District's recreational facilities that are available outside of the school day. [See GKD]

School-Based Activities

The District establishes the following goals 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 will be allowed for students to eat meals in lunchroom facilities that are clean, safe, and comfortable.

Wellness for students and their families will be promoted at suitable school activities.

Employee wellness education and involvement will be promoted at suitable school activities.

Implementation

The Superintendent shall oversee the implementation of this policy and shall develop administrative procedures for periodically measuring the implementation of the wellness policy.

Perrin-Whitt CISD

FFA(LOCAL)-X

LDU-24-06

DATE ISSUED: 6/12/2006