Health & Wellness Policy
Health and Wellness Policy
As part of the state and national effort to curb childhood obesity, improve children’s health, and enhance student learning, new state and national legislation has created stronger standards for food and beverages sold or provided at school. The new legislation impacts all districts. Please adhere to our health and wellness policy listed below:
Birthday and Classroom Celebrations: We recognize students as a whole school during our Wednesday assemblies and individually within their classes. As a precaution for students with allergies, we do not allow food treats or goodie bags for student birthdays.
Some non-food ideas include
make a school or classroom donation
recess equipment (balls, jump ropes, etc.)
board game for indoor recess
work with your child's teacher to read a story or help student's do an art project
Classroom celebrations are limited to no more than one celebration per month. Food at all celebrations must be commercially prepared and meet the nutritional standards below. Be sure to check with your child’s teacher regarding any food allergies in the classroom. We want to ensure that our students are receiving a consistent message from all of us at school and at home. Thank you for helping us promote a healthy school environment.
Not more than 35% of total calories from fat
Not more than 10% of total calories from saturated fat
Not more than 35% of total weight is composed of sugar, including naturally occurring and added sugar
Its total calories should not exceed 175 calories per serving
Some healthy options include
Dried Fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, banana chips)
Fresh Fruit (fruit and cheese kabobs, fruit salad)
Frozen fruit (frozen bananas, frozen grapes)
Vegetable Tray with a low fat dip (carrot sticks, cucumber strips, etc.)
Whole grain crackers with low-fat cheese, string cheese or hummus
Low-fat yogurt (squeezable yogurt, yogurt parfaits, yogurt topped with fruit)
Low-fat breakfast or granola bars (Cliff Bars, Luna Bars, fruit bars)
Nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts)
Ready-to-eat, whole grain cereals such as toasted oat cereal.
Whole-grain snack chip, such as baked tortilla chips.
Popcorn, a whole grain, can be a healthy snack with little or no added salt and butter.
Low-fat trail mix
Fruit juice must be less than 50 percent sugar
Drinking water should have no added sweetener
Milk should be nonfat or low fat.