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No later than the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, school districts participating in the USDA's school meal program shall establish a local wellness "School Wellness Policy". Health, active and well-nourished children are more likely to attend school and are more prepared and motivated to learn. Yet an alarming number of students in California are overweight, unfit, or both. These children are at great risk for developing serious health problems now and face dire circumstances in the future. In recognition of this problem, Congress, as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, passed a law that requires local education agencies to develop a local School Wellness Policy that addresses issues surrounding nutrition standards and overall health and well-being of students. The law requires districts to: set nutrition goals, physical education goals and nutrition standards for all foods available on school campuses during the school day. The district encourages parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district's nutrition education program by avoiding the use of non-nutritious foods for rewards, class parties, etc.

All foods made available on campus comply with the state and local food safety and sanitation regulations. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans and guidelines are implemented to prevent food illness in schools. For the safety and security of the food and facility, access to the food service operations are limited to Food Service staff and authorized personnel.

Staff and parents/guardians should be encouraged not to reward students with food/candy. All food bought from home to be given to students during school should be purchased and homemade to insure the calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar contents.

Nutrition education is encouraged during classroom snack times, not just during meals.

Advertising of foods and beverages must be consistent with the established nutrition environment standards.

A La Carte Foods

Individual food items such as snacks sold or served to a student within the Bonita Unified School District, except food served as part of the USDA meal program, shall meet all of the following standards:

1. No more than 35 percent of its total calories shall be from fat. (Nuts, nut butters, seeds, eggs, cheese packaged for individual sale, fruits, vegetables that have not been deep fried, or legumes are exempt);

2. No more than 10 percent of its total calories shall be from saturated fat.

3. No more than 35 percent of its total weight shall be composed of sugar, including naturally occurring and added sugar

4. No more than 250 calories per individual food item at middle and high schools. No more than 175 calories per food item at elementary schools.

Entr裠items sold or served to a student as an a la carte item shall:

1. Contain no more than 400 calories per entr裍

2. Contain no more than 4 grams of fat per 100 calories and be categorized as an entr裠item in the USDA meal program.

Sale of food items that do not comply with the above regulations may be permitted in any of the following circumstances:

1. The sale of those items takes place off of and away from school premises.

2. The sale of those items takes place on school premises at least one-half hour after the end of the school day.

3. The sale of those items occurs during a school-sponsored event after the end of the school day.

Beverages

From one-half hour before the start of the school day to one-half hour after the end of the school day, only the following beverages may be served or sold to a student on campus:

1. Fruit-based drinks that are composed of no less than 50 percent fruit juice and have no added sweetener.

2. Vegetable-based drinks that are composed of no less than 50 percent vegetable juices and have no added sweetener.

3. Drinking water with no added sweetener.

4. Two-percent fat milk and other similar nondairy milk.

5. An electrolyte replacement beverage that contains no more than 42 grams of added sweetener per 20 oz. serving.

Sale of beverage items that do not comply with the above regulations as part of a school event if the sale of those items meets all of the following criteria:

1. The sale occurs during a school-sponsored event and takes place at the location of the event at least one-half hour after the end of the school day.

2. Vending machines, student stores, and cafeterias are used later than one-half hour after the end of the school day.

Effective July 1, 2007, no less than 50 percent of all beverages sold or served on campus must meet the above criteria.

Effective July 1, 2009, all beverages sold or served on campus must meet the above criteria.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33350-33354 CDE responsibilities re: physical education

49430-49434 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001

49490-49494 School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

49510-49520 Nutrition

49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act

49540-49546 Child care food program

49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services

49550-49561 Meals for needy students

49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program

49570 National School Lunch Act

51210 Course of study, grades 1-6

51220 Course of study, grades 7-12

51222 Physical education

51223 Physical education, elementary schools

51795-51796.5 School instructional gardens

51880-51921 Comprehensive health education

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations

15510 Mandatory meals for needy students

15530-15535 Nutrition education

15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1751-1769 National School Lunch Program, especially:

1758b Local wellness policy

1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, especially:

1773 School Breakfast Program

1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program

220.1-220.23 National School Breakfast Program

COURT DECISIONS

Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools, Policy Brief, March 2013

Monitoring for Success: A Guide for Assessing and Strengthening Student Wellness Policies, rev. 2012

Nutrition Standards for Schools: Implications for Student Wellness, Policy Brief, rev. April 2012

Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. 2012

Building Healthy Communities: A School Leader's Guide to Collaboration and Community Engagement, 2009

Safe Routes to School: Program and Policy Strategies for School Districts, Policy Brief, 2009

Physical Education and California Schools, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007

School-Based Marketing of Foods and Beverages: Policy Implications for School Boards, Policy Brief, March 2006

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2009

Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003

CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN PUBLICATIONS

Policy in Action: A Guide to Implementing Your Local School Wellness Policy, October 2006

CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS

Changing Lives, Saving Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs, March 2010

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide, 2005

FEDERAL REGISTER

Rules and Regulations, January 26, 2012, Vol. 77, Number 17, pages 4088-4167

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005

Changing the Scene, Improving the School Nutrition Environment: A Guide to Local Action, 2000

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Action for Healthy Kids: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org

California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu

California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

California School Nutrition Association: http://www.calsna.org

Center for Collaborative Solutions: http://www.ccscenter.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

Dairy Council of California: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html

National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org

School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org

Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Service, wellness policy: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy.html

Policy BONITA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: June 22, 2016 San Dimas, California