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Fair Play School District is committed to promoting and encouraging students and staff to adopt a life-long healthy lifestyle through education and modeling good eating and exercise habits.

The goal of the Wellness Committee is to review the needs of the school district concerning school wellness and to develop procedures that teach and encourage students and staff to adopt a healthy and nutritious lifestyle habit. The committee will include administration, teachers, parents, students and any public business or individual that may be interested in the wellness outcome of our district.

The superintendent, or designee, will establish a plan for measuring the implementation of the local wellness policy and ensuring that the school meets the goals of the wellness policy.

Procedure

The district designee will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive district-wide school wellness program consistent with state and federal requirements. The goal of this committee is to encourage a healthy lifestyle for students and staff through the introduction and maintenance of physical activity and nutrition within the school district.

Nutrition Guidelines

1. Fair Play School District will offer breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks

(BASE) when applicable. Smart Snacks will be offered at the afterschool tutoring program approximately 30 minutes after school. These snacks will meet the nutritional guidelines.

2 . Meals served will feature a variety of healthy choices that are tasty, appealing, of excellent quality and served at the proper temperature.

3. Hand washing facilities will be accessible prior to and after meals.

4. The district will make an effort to encourage students and staff to make nutritious food choices including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy selections. Low sodium foods are served on the menu daily.

5. The district shall provide free and reduced breakfast and lunches to students with the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Reasonable efforts to protect the students' identity will be in place.

6. Clean drinking water facilities will be in the dining area for student use.

Nutrition Education Goals

1. School programs should ensure that students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade receive nutrition education that provides the knowledge they need to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

2. All district personnel should reinforce nutrition concepts and teachers should integrate wellness concepts into subject areas whenever possible.

3. Nutrition education should also emphasize the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition.

4. The district should provide educational information on nutrition and physical activity to families through newsletters, family night activities, handouts and postings on the school web page.

5. Food service personnel and others who wish to participate should have the opportunity to receive proper training and participate in professional development activities to further their knowledge on nutrition education.

Nutrition Guidelines

1. Food and beverages available during the school day should be nutrient dense to provide a balanced diet.

2 . Foods and beverages available through the school day should be low in sodium, fats, and sugar.

3. Foods offered should be offered in age -appropriate portion sizes.
4. Low sugar carbonated beverages will be available only to middle and high school students where milk, juice and water will also be available.
5. Nutrition information is available through the food service office.

Goals for Physical Activity and Education

1. The district will ensure that student requirements are met for each student in kindergarten through twelfth grade with age appropriate physical education. This will include activities that promote movement concepts, motor skills, and cognitive skills.
2. The physical education program should provide physical activity for all levels of competency including special needs students.
3. The elementary school should provide daily recess to supplement physical education requirements.
4. The district will maintain adequate space and equipment to ensure participation in structured activities.
5. The physical education curriculum should align with state requirements and increase students' knowledge of the long and short term benefits of physical activity.
6. Students should gain the knowledge of correspondence between nutrition and physical activities and the benefits of both.
7. The physical education instructor will promote the addition of at least 20 minutes of activity at the students' homes.
8. Whenever possible the district will seek funding opportunities which will increase physical activity within the district.

Goals for Nutrition Promotion

1. Food service personnel should encourage students to try nutritious and unfamiliar fruits and vegetables.

2. Posters and wall hangings that promote nutrition and physical education will be hung periodically in the serving and dining areas.
3. Drinking water and hand washing areas will be available for student and staff use.
4. Before and After School programs will have handouts, recipes, and website addresses available to families during family nights.
5. The district teachers may integrate nutrition into subject areas whenever possible.

Implementation and Review

The Wellness Committee will monitor the implementation with periodic interviews with teachers, staff, and nutrition services. Parental and public input will be encouraged. These reviews will help the committee to decide whether the guidelines and goals have been effective and if changes in the policy are needed. Any changes will be approved through the superintendent and the local school board. The Committee will meet at least two times yearly and more often if needed.

Wellness Committee Members

Renee Sagaser-superintendent
Shawna Hartshorn-Physical education instructor
Leah Shuler- Food services director Debbie Gazaway- Health office aide Joyce Dennis-Parent
Adam Jones-student Any other person or business is welcome to join