Our Wellness PolicyWellnessPolicy.pdf
Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
How we accomplish our goals
Partners for School Wellness
Your child’s school day just got healthier! School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines included in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This act also requires all school districts to develop and maintain a wellness policy that promotes student wellness.
The policy addresses the following areas:
1. Child Nutrition and Wellness Committee
2. Nutritional Quality of Foods & Beverages sold and served on campus
3. Nutrition & Physical Activity promotion and food marketing
4. Physical activity opportunities and physical education
5. Monitoring & Policy Review
The policy also addresses several “food” areas including food sold through food service, fundraising activities, snacks, rewards, celebrations/birthday parties and school-sponsored after school activities.
Please view the entire policy on the C.E.S.D. website http://www.Chowkids.com, in the Food Service area. Additional nutrition, health and physical activity information and tips are added monthly to the school lunch menus.
All foods sold at school during the school day will need to meet nutrition standards. The Smart Snacks in School regulation applies to foods sold a la carte. Prior to the publishing of the Smart Snacks rule, 39 States already had nutrition standards in place.
Please keep these guidelines in mind when planning for fundraising activities, snacks for your children, celebration/birthday parties. Use this tool to see if your snack meets the guidelineswww.healthiergeneration.org/calculator
Child Nutrition & Wellness Committee
For the above letter in Spanish and English please click on the following link.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.