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FFA (Local): Student Welfare: Health Requirements and Services

Cisco ISD Wellness Policy

 

The following committee met on August 15, 2017 to review this initial Wellness Policy plan.

 

Cisco ISD Wellness Committee

Sharon Wilcoxen, Cisco Elementary Principal Pam Duncan, R.N., Cisco ISO Nurse

RaDonna Burleson, Cisco Elementary Assistant Principal Mark Lewis, Cisco Junior High

Julie Patterson, Cisco Learning Center Lori Boyd, Food Service Director April Hearne, Parent

Mandi Lee, Parent Cassye, Roark, Parent Jennifer Williams, Parent

This plan has been approved by the School Health Advisory Council and has been submitted to the local LEA for corrections and approval. The final product is to be submitted to ESC/CNP Specialist who will review the policy adopted and will complete the wellness policy checklist to verify the policy meet the minimum requirements established by the Reauthorization Act and USDA. The ESC/CNP specialist will sign and submit a copy of the written local wellness policy and completed checklist to the TDA Food and Nutrition Division for final review and to be placed in the school districts file.

 

STUDENT WELFARE: Health Requirements and Services WELLNESS  POLICY  FFA (LOCAL)

 

WELLNESS

The District shall follow nutrition guidelines that advance student health and reduce childhood obesity and shall promote the general wellness of all students through nutrition education physical activity, and other school­ based activities.

 

DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES AND GOALS

The District shall develop nutrition guidelines and wellness goals in consultation with the local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) whose membership includes representatives of the student body, school food services, school administration, the school board, parents and the public. [See BDF and EHAA]

 

WELLNESS GOALS: NUTRITION GUIDELINES

The District shall ensure that nutritional guidelines (set forth by the Texas Department of Agriculture) for reimbursable school meals shall be at least as restrictive as federal regulations and guidance and that all foods available on each campus are in accordance with the Texas Public School Nutritional Policy [See CO]

 

In addition to legal requirements, the District shall

  • Establish age-appropriate guidelines for food and beverages at classroom parties or school celebrations [See CO];
  • Provide teachers with education and guidelines on the use of food as a reward in the classroom;
  • Establish guidelines for school-sponsored fund-raising activities that involve servicing or selling food,
  • Require that healthy food and beverage options be included at concessions at school-related events outside of the school day;
  • Require that healthy food and beverages options be included in the lunch Snack Bar and unhealthy snack purchases are limited; and
  • Encourage organizations and campus sponsored fund-raisers be consistent with the wellness policy.

 

 

WELLNESS GOALS: NUTRITION EDUCATION

The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with a nutrition education component [see EHAB and EHAC] and shall use health course curriculum that emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition [see EHAA}.

  • Students will receive nutrition education that fosters the adoption and maintenance of healthy eating behavior;
  • Nutrition education will be a District wide priority and will be integrated into other areas of the curriculum, as appropriate;
  • Staff responsible for nutrition education will be adequately prepared and will participate in professional development activities to effectively deliver the program as planned;
  • The food service staff, teachers, and other school personnel will coordinate the promotion of nutrition messages in the cafeteria, the classroom, and other appropriate settings;
  • Educational nutrition information will be shared with families and the general public to positively influence the health of students and community members.

 

STUDENT WELFARE: Health Requirements and Services WELLNESS POLICY FFA (LOCAL)

 

WELLNESS GOALS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 

The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the required amount of physical activity for all grades [see EHAB and EHAC]

 

In addition, the District establishes the following goals for physical activity:

    • The District will provide an environment that fosters safe and enjoyable fitness activities for all student, including those who are not participating in competitive sports;
    • Physical education classes will regularly emphasize moderate to vigorous activity;
    • Teachers will be encouraged to integrate physical activity into the academic curriculum where appropriate;
    • Before-school and after-school physical activity programs will be offered and students will be encouraged to participate;
    • The District will encourage parents to support their children's participation, to be active role models, and to include physical activity in family events through school-sponsored events;
    • The District will encourage students, parents, staff, and community members to use the District's recreational facilities that are available outside of the school day. [See GKD]

 

 

WELLNESS GOALS: SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES

 

The District establishes the following goals to create an environment conducive to healthful eating and physical activity and to express a consistent wellness message through other school-based activities:

  • Sufficient time will be allowed for students to eat meals in lunchroom facilities that are clean, safe, and comfortable;
  • Wellness for student and their families will be promoted at suitable school activities;
  • Employee wellness education and involvement will be promoted at suitable school activities

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION

 

The Wellness Committee shall oversee the implementation of this policy and shall develop administrative procedures for periodically measuring the implementation of the wellness policy.

 

Cisco ISD Wellness  Committee

Sharon Wilcoxen, Cisco Elementary Principal Pam Duncan, R.N., Cisco ISD Nurse

RaDonna Burleson, Cisco Elementary Assistant Principal Mark Lewis, Cisco Junior High

Julie Patterson, Cisco Leaming Center Lori Boyd, Food Service Director April Hearne, Parent

Mandi Lee, Parent Cassye, Roark, Parent Jennifer Williams, Parent

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