MIFFLIN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

WELLNESS POLICY

  NUMBER: 230
  SECTION: PUPILS
  TITLE: STUDENT WELLNESS
MIFFLIN COUNTY ADOPTED: JUNE 29, 2006
SCHOOL DISTRICT REVISED:  
      
 

STUDENT WELLNESS

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1 Purpose Mifflin County School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition

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are related to students' physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to

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learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student

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wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of

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the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about

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and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student

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achievement.

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2. Authority To ensure the health and well-being of all students, the Board establishes that the

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P.L. 108-265 district shall provide to students:

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Sec. 204

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A comprehensive nutrition program consistent with federal and state requirements.

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Access at reasonable cost to foods and beverages that meet established nutritional

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guidelines.

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Curriculum and programs for grades K-12 that are designed to educate students about

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proper nutrition and lifelong physical activity, in accordance with State Board of

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Education curriculum regulations and academic standards.

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3. Delegation of The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible to monitor district schools,

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Responsibility programs, and curriculum to ensure compliance with this policy, related policies and

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Pol. 808 established guidelines, and administrative regulations.

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Each building principal or designee shall report to the Superintendent or designee

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regarding compliance in his/her school.

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Staff members responsible for programs related to student wellness shall report to the

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Superintendent or designee regarding the status of such programs.

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P.L. 108-265 The Superintendent or designee shall annually report to the Board on the district's

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Sec. 204 compliance with law and policies related to student wellness. The report includes:

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assessment of school environment regarding student wellness issues and

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recommendations for policy and/or program revisions.

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  An assurance that district guidelines for reimbursable meals are not less restrictive than

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regulations and guidelines issued for schools in accordance with federal law shall be

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provided annually by the Food Service Director.

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4. Guidelines Wellness Committee

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The Board shall appoint a Wellness Committee comprised of at least one (1) of each of

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the following: School Board member, district administrator, district food service

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representative, student, parent/guardian, member of the public.

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The Wellness Committee shall serve as an advisory committee regarding student health

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issues and shall be responsible for developing a Student Wellness Policy that complies

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with law to recommend to the Board for adoption.

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The Wellness Committee shall provide periodic reports to the Superintendent or

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designee regarding the status of its work, as required.

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Nutrition Education

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Nutrition education shall provide all students with the knowledge and skills needed to

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lead healthy lives.

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Nutrition education shall be integrated into other subjects to complement but not

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replace academic standards based on nutrition education.

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Nutrition education shall extend beyond the school environment by engaging and

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involving families and communities.

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Physical Activity

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District schools shall provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical

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activity during the school day for all students.

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District schools shall partner with parents/guardians and community members to

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institute programs that support physical activity.

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Physical Education

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Quality physical education instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity and

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provides instruction in the skills and knowledge necessary for lifelong participation

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shall be provided.

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Safe and adequate equipment, facilities and resources shall be provided for physical

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education courses.

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Other School-Based Activities

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Students shall be provided a clean and safe meal environment.

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Nutrition- professionals who meet criteria established by the district shall administer the

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school meals program.

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Nutrition content of school meals shall be available to students and parents/ guardians.

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Nutrition Guidelines

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Foods offered by the school district during the school day, shall be offered to students

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with consideration for promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.

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Foods provided through the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs shall

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comply with federal nutrition standards under the School Meals Initiative.

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Competitive foods are defined as foods offered at school other than through the

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National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs and include the following:

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vending food, snacks and beverages, school store food, fundraisers, classroom parties,

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holiday celebrations, and food from home.

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One (1) year plan: Vending foods, school store food and fundraiser sales shall be

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unavailable during the school day. Providers of all other foods, such as classroom

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parties and holiday celebrations, shall be encouraged to use nutritional standards.

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Wellness policy: Nutritional guidelines and other wellness promotions shall be

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provided to staff, students, parents, and the community.

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Safe Routes To School

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The district cooperates with local municipalities, public safety agency, police

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departments, and community organizations to develop and maintain safe routes to

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school.

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References:

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Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 - P.L. 108-265 Sec. 204

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