Kentfield ESD | BP 6142.8 Instruction
Comprehensive Health Education
The Governing Board believes that health education should foster the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students need in order to lead healthy, productive lives. The district's health education program shall teach personal responsibility for one's own lifelong health, respect for and promotion of the health of others, the process of growth and development, and informed use of health-related information, products, and services.
Goals for the district's health education program shall be designed to promote student wellness and shall be developed in accordance with Board policy. Such goals shall include, but not be limited to, goals for nutrition education and physical activity.
(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education)
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)
Policy for Nutrition and Physical Activity
An important goal of the district is to attend to the nutrition and physical activity needs of its students in order to contribute to their ability to learn, while promoting good health and preventing disease. Through these recommendations, our goal is to foster healthy eating habits, increased physical activity and continue to build awareness among children, parents and district staff of the importance of these habits on lifelong health and prevention of chronic diseases.
Any food/beverage sold or given to students on district campuses during school hours will be a healthy alternative. It is strongly recommended that application of guidelines to Marin Enrichment and Larkspur Recreation be implemented by these and other organizations providing programs before and after regular school hours. A healthy alternative shall be defined as a food/beverage that, at minimum, meets the district guidelines for snacks and beverages or main dish a la carte items.
Exceptions may include a limited number of classroom parties at the discretion of the classroom teacher, a limited number of school sponsored events at the discretion of the principal, and food used as an instructional aid (e.g., the gingerbread man.) When using food as an instructional aid, teachers are encouraged to select healthy alternatives. Candy will not be used as an instructional aid.
Full meals provided at Bacich School to its students as entire packages may include individual items (but not beverages) that do not strictly meet the district guidelines for snacks and beverages as long as the meal as a whole does meet the guidelines.
Food will not be given to students at school, either inside or outside the classroom, as a reward, incentive or prize.
Food may be given to students at school, either inside or outside the classroom, as part of a celebration or the culmination of an unusual and significant event. Examples are taking a class out to eat at the end of the year (8th grade breakfast) or celebrating the completion of a unit of study.
In keeping with the President's Health and Fitness Initiative recommendation of 60 minutes per day of moderately intense physical activity, students in all grades will receive or be offered at least 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity per day through Physical Education or lunch/recess times.
8850.5 Family relationships and parenting education
35183.5 Sun protection
49413 First aid training
51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety
51203 Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and dangerous drugs
51210 Areas of study
51210.8 State content standards for health education
51220.5 Parenting skills; areas of instruction
51513 Personal beliefs
51913 District health education plan
51920 Inservice training, health education
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1758b Local wellness policy
Asthma Management in the Schools, Policy Brief, March 2008
Monitoring for Success: Student Wellness Policy Implementation Monitoring Report and Guide, 2007
Physical Education and California Schools, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007
Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, Policy Brief, March 2007
Sun Safety in Schools, Policy Brief, July 2006
Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. April 2006
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
National Health Education Standards: Achieving Excellence, 2007
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2008
Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003
American Association for Health Education: http://www.aahperd.org
American School Health Association: http://www.ashaweb.org
California Association of School Health Educators: http://www.cashe.org
California Department of Education, Health Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he
California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Subject Matter Project, Physical Education-Health Project: http://csmp.ucop.edu/cpehp
Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice: http://www.cippp.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
National Center for Health Education: http://www.nche.org
National Hearing Conservation Association: http://www.hearingconservation.org
Policy KENTFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 8, 2015 Kentfield, California