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School Wellness Policy

 

School Wellness Policy

1.  Goals to Promote Student Wellness

The District has established the following goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the District determines to be appropriate:

    A.  Nutrition Education.  To implement a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health and nutrition education objectives established by the Nebraska                                              Department of Education.

    B.  Physical Activity.   To implement a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health and physical education ovjectives established by the Nebraska

                                        Department of Education.

    C.  Other School Activities.   To offer other suitable opportunities for students to engage in fitness activities through recess and extracurricular activity 

                                                 offerings that encourage health and fitness.

2.  Nutrition Guidelines

Nutrition guidelines have been selected byt he District for all foods available in each school building during the school day with the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.  The guidelines are as follows:  (1) school breakfast and lunch programs will be offered which will meet or exceed the requirements of federal and state law and regulatory authorities and (2) foods will not be sold on school premises during the period beginning one half hour prior to the serving period for breakfast or lunch and until one half hour after such meals, except to the extent all proceeds earned from such sales go to the school food service program.

3.  Assurance for Reimbursable School Meals

The District gives the assurance that the District's guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C.1779) and sections 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)), as those regulations and guidance apply to the District.

4.  Plan for Measuring Implementation and Designation of Responsible Persons

The Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school meets the Wellness Policy.  The Superintendent measure implementation by conducting periodic reviews or receiving periodic reports establishing that students are receiving instruction in the school wellness curriculum, that students are being allowed opportunities for physical exercise, and that the food services program is meeting established guidelines.  

5.  Development of Policy

The District assures that development of the Wellness Policy involved parents, students, representatives of the District's nutrition services department, the school board, school administrators, and the public.