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Policy                                                                                            Descriptor Code: EEE

Wellness Program___________________________________________________________

 

The Board of Education recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related

to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is

committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects student wellness,

nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In

a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary

and life- style practices that can improve student achievement.

 

The Superintendent or designee shall convene a wellness committee consisting of school

system and community representatives from areas designated in federal law to participate

in the development, implementation and periodic review of school wellness policies.

Such policies shall contain, at a minimum:

 

1. Specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-

    based activities that promote student wellness;

2. Standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages available on campus

    during the school day that:

  a. are consistent with federal meal pattern requirements and nutrition standards;

  b. prohibit the sale to students on the school campus during the school day of

      competitive foods that do not meet the federal criteria; and,

  c. adhere to the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 and state requirements regarding

      exempt fundraisers.

3. Identification of the position of district or school official(s) responsible for the

    oversight to ensure each school's compliance with the wellness policy;

4. A description of the manner in which parents, students, and representatives of school

    food service, physical education teachers, school health professions, the school board,

    school administrators, and the general public are provided an opportunity to participate

    in the development, implementation, and periodic review of the wellness policy; and

5. A description of the plan for measuring the implementation of the wellness policy and

    for reporting to the public its content and implementation issues.

 

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each participating school complies

with the wellness policy; that periodic assessments and progress reports are conducted in

accordance with state and federal timelines and other requirements; and, that appropriate

updates or modifications are made as needed.

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Miller County Schools                                                              Date Adopted: 4/16/2012

                                                                                             Last Revised: 10/13/2015

Rule 160-5-6-.01            Statewide School Nutritional Program

 

Federal Reference        Description

42 USC 1758                  Program requirements-School Lunch Program

 

 "This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONTACTS

Kay Fleet 229-758-5592  Extn: 5012
School Nutrition Director Email Kay Fleet
Pam Mock 229-758-5592  Extn: 7199
SNP Secretary/Bookkeeper Email Pam Mock

Miller County Schools