Carmel USD | BP 5030 Students
The Board of Education recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.
District Wellness Council
The Board's policy related to student wellness has been developed with the involvement of the district's Wellness Council, which includes parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school and district administrators, Board representatives, health professionals, health educators, physical education teachers, and others interested in school health issues.
The district Wellness Council, a sub-committee of the district's Health Advisory Committee, assists with policy development and advises the district on health related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, the Wellness Council may also plan and implement activities to promote health within the school district community.
Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Goals
The Board shall adopt goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are based on research, consistent with the expectations established in the state's curriculum frameworks, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition education shall be provided as part of the health education program, which fosters and promotes health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the capacity of an individual to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such health information and services in ways that are health-enhancing.
All students in grades K-12 shall have the opportunity, support and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis through physical education instruction and physical activity programs.
Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Available at School
The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools should support and promote optimal health.
The Board shall adopt nutrition guidelines selected by the district for all foods available on each campus during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. (See BP 3550)
Guidelines for Reimbursable Meals
Foods and beverages provided through federally reimbursable school meal programs shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a), and 1779(a) and (b), as they apply to schools.
In order to maximize the district's ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program.
Goals for Other School-based Activities
The Board believes that other school-based activities should support and promote optimal health and shall adopt goals to relate such activities to student wellness.
Program Implementation and Evaluation
It is the general responsibility of the entire school community to strive to uphold the district's goals set forth for proper nutrition and physical activity.
The Superintendent or designee shall recommend for Board approval specific quality indicators that will be used to measure the implementation of the policy district-wide and at each district school.
49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001
49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs
49500-49505 School meals
49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act
49540-49546 Child care food program
49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services
49550-49560 Meals for needy students
49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program
49570 National School Lunch Act
51222 Physical education
51223 Physical education, elementary schools
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:
1751 Note Local wellness policy
1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, including:
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
220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program
CSBA POLICY BRIEFS
The New Nutrition Standards: Implications for Student Wellness Policies, November 2005
Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. 2005
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Healthy Children Ready to Learn, January 2005
Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade 12,
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PUBLICATIONS
School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning
Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2004
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION (NASBE)
Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, Changing the Scene, Improving the School
Nutrition Environment: A Guide to Local Action, 2000
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division:
California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov
Dairy Council of California: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org
National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity:
National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org
National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org
School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org
Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org
U.S. Department of Agriculture:
Policy CARMEL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 27, 2006 Carmel, California
revised: March 21, 2018