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Student Wellness   

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The Board of Trustees 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 student Wellness policy shall:

1. Include 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 is appropriate

2. Include 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

3. Provide an assurance that the districts' guidelines for reimbursable school meals will not be less restrictive than federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(l), 1766(a) and (b), as they apply to schools

4. Establish a plan for measuring implementation of the policy, including the designation of one or more persons in the district or at each school charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that this policy is implemented.

The Board shall involve parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives and members of the public in the process of developing the district-wide wellness policy.

The Board may utilize existing school health councils or other committees, or may establish an advisory committee or working groups, including representatives of the above groups, to develop policy recommendations.

The councilor committee shall examine related research and laws, assess student needs and the current school environment, review current Board policies and administrative regulations, and raise awareness about student health issues. The councilor committee may survey parents/guardians and/or students, conduct community forums or focus groups, collaborate with appropriate community agencies and organizations, or engage in similar activities within the budget established for these purposes.

The councilor committee shall provide periodic reports to the Superintendent or designee regarding the status of its work.

The councilor committee shall present policy recommendations to the Board which include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

1. Goals and strategies for increasing student participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs that meet or exceed state and federal standards

2. Nutritional standards for the school breakfast and lunch programs that meet or exceed state and federal standards

3. The amount of time allowed for students to eat and the adequacy of lunchroom facilities

4. Guidelines and standards for foods and beverages sold outside of the district's meal programs, such as through vending machines, school stores, school-sponsored events, school fundraisers and other venues on campus, as well as foods and beverages offered as rewards for academic performance or good behavior

5. Foods and beverage donated for class parties or other school events

6. School-based marketing of foods and beverages, such as through advertisements in school publications, school buildings, athletic fields, and/or other areas accessible to students, and activities such as coupon or incentive programs

7. Age-appropriate, skill building nutrition education at each grade level that is focused on behavior change

8. Opportunities for all students to be physically active, including the amount of time devoted to physical education, the quality of the physical education program, and additional opportunities such as recess and before- and after-school programs

9. Outreach strategies to encourage families to reinforce and support healthy eating and physical activity

10. Cost estimates of implementing the recommended strategies and potential funding sources

11. Priorities for implementing the recommended strategies in the wellness policy

12. Processes for evaluating the Board's wellness policy, including evaluation methods, indicators that will be used to measure success, and frequency of reports

As it deems appropriate, the councilor committee may make policy recommendations related to other health issues that are necessary to promote student and staff health.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33350-33354 CDE responsibilities re: physical education

49430-49436 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:

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

COURT DECISIONS

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

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Nutrition Standards for Schools: Implications for Student Wellness, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007

Food Safety Requirements, Fact Sheet, October 2007

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

Monitoring for Success: Student Wellness Policy Implementation Monitoring Report and Guide, 2007

Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, Policy Brief, March 2007

Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. April 2006

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

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, 1994

CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN PUBLICATIONS

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

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2004

Making It Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories, 2005

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

Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, 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

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

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, Food Nutrition Service, wellness policy: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy_steps.html

Policy OXNARD SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 2, 2011 Oxnard, California