EFCA Wellness Policy
Uinta County School District #1 State of Wyoming
Throughout each school year, all students, K-12, in Uinta County School District #1 shall receive nutrition education that is aligned with the USDA Wellness Policy requirements, (Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, added Section 9A to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1758b), Local School Wellness Policy Implementation) education that teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors shall be integrated into the curriculum. Nutrition education information shall be offered throughout the school campus including, but not limited to, school dining areas and classrooms. Staff members who provide nutrition education shall have the appropriate training.
The Uinta County School District #1 shall ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations. (Title 7—United States Department of Agriculture, Chapter ii - Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Part 210 - National School Lunch Program.)http://federal.elaws.us/cfr/title7.part210
The Uinta County School District #1 shall encourage students to make nutritious food choices. The district shall monitor all food and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs.
The Uinta County School District #1 shall continually evaluate vending policies and contracts. Vending contracts that do not meet the intent and purpose of this policy shall be modified accordingly or not renewed.
Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities
The district/agency shall offer physical education opportunities that include the components of a quality physical education program. Physical education shall equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for lifelong physical activity. Physical education instruction shall be aligned with the Wyoming Physical Education Content and Performance Standards. https://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/standards/Standards_2008_Physical_Education_PDF.pdf
Every year, all students, K-12, shall have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities, either organized or unstructured, intended to maintain physical fitness and to understand the short and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness
The Uinta County School District #1 may implement other appropriate programs that help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.
A. Educational Reinforcement
- School instructional staff shall collaborate with agencies and groups conducting nutrition education in the community to send consistent messages to students and their families.
B. Staff, As Role Models
- School staffs are encouraged to model healthy eating behaviors.
- Create a staff wellness program and encourage staff to participate with incentives.
C. Coordination or Programs
- The food service program shall be closely coordinated with nutrition instruction. The school cafeteria shall serve as a laboratory to allow students to apply critical thinking skills taught in the classroom. Food service staff shall also work closely with those responsible for other components of the school health program to achieve common goals.
Implementation and Measurement
The district/agency Uinta County School District #1 shall implement this policy and measure how well it is being managed and enforced. This same person shall develop and implement administrative rules consistent with this policy. Input from teachers (including specialists in health and physical education), school nurses, parents/guardians, students, representatives of the school food service program, school board members, school administrators, and the public shall be considered before implementing such rules. A sustained effort is necessary to implement and enforce this policy. The Uinta County School District #1 shall report to the local school board, as requested, on the district’s programs and efforts to meet the purpose and intent of this policy.
Members of the Wellness Policy Committee
Nutrition Education Goals
- Provide nutrition education that are skills-based and incorporates nutrition concepts from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
- Students in grades K-12 will receive nutrition education that is interactive and teaches knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors needed to adopt healthy and enjoyable eating habits that last a lifetime.
- State and district health education curriculum standards and guidelines will be met or exceeded.
- The staff teaching nutrition education will be adequately prepared and participate regularly in professional development activities to effectively deliver an accurate nutrition education program. Professional development activities will provide basic knowledge of nutrition, combined with skills practice in program-specific activities and instructional techniques and strategies designed to promote healthy eating habits and the importance of body-size acceptance.
- The District will build awareness among all District staff regarding the importance of nutrition, physical activity and body-size acceptance to academic success and lifelong wellness.
- The District will encourage parents, staff and students to model healthy eating and being physically active.
Nutrition Standards Goals
- Make information available to students and their parents/guardians concerning USDA school meal requirements and the nutrition content of food and beverages provided/sold.
- Uinta County School District #1 shall ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations. Uinta County School District #1 shall encourage student to make nutritious food choices. The District shall monitor all food and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs.
- Uinta County School District #shall continually evaluate vending policies and contracts. Vending contracts that do not meet the intent and purpose of this policy shall be modified accordingly or not renewed.
Physical Education/Physical Activity Goals
- State and district physical education curriculum standards and guidelines will be met or exceeded.
- Students in grades K-12 will receive physical education that actively engages all youth, regardless of skill level, and that teaches the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors that students need to adopt and enjoy a physically active lifestyle.
- The District will provide ongoing professional training and development for staff in the area of physical education and physical activity.
- The District does not allow courses or activities to be substituted for physical education.
- All students in grades K-12, including students with disabilities, will receive physical education and health of 90 plus minutes per week for elementary school students and 200 plus minutes per week for middle school students for the entire school year. High school students will be required to earn one credit of physical education and one half credit of health.
- Physical activity programs will be carried out in safe environments that reflect respect for body-size differences and varying skill levels.
- Students will be provided several opportunities daily for physical activity.
- Physical activity opportunities will focus on individual activities in addition to competitive and non-competitive team sports, which may include intramurals.
- Teachers and other school personnel will not use physical activity (e.g., running laps, pushups) as punishment.
10.The school will encourage families and community members to support programs outside of the school that encourage
11.Activity “prompts” and other signage will be posted throughout the school to encourage activity as well as newsletter or web
site announcements to parents regarding activity and healthy choices!
Guidelines for food are:
All food sold in school between midnight and 30 minutes past the final bell, which includes, food sold in vending machines, fundraisers, all concessions, stores and the school lunch program follow Federal guidelines.
- Ensure fund-raising activities are supportive of healthy eating.
- Ensure vending machines contain healthy snacks
Measurements and outcomes:
Date of Implementation
How the goal was implemented
1. Ensure fund-raising activities are supportive of healthy eating
2016 - 2017
Fund-raising only after school hours
Fund raising contain healthy choices
2. Ensure vending machines
contain only healthy snacks
2016 - 2017
Vending machines filled with only healthy snacks
Machines contain only healthy snacks
Promoting Student Wellness
- Provide student access to physical activity facilities outside school hours.
- Schedule recess for elementary students before lunch.
- Develop strategies for parents, school personnel and community members to serve as role models.
- Provide students with healthy rewards.
- Drive your school’s performance with healthier foods and more physical activity.
- Measure the academic success of your school and celebrate.