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IGAEE WELLNESS POLICY ON NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Adoption Date: 12/12/2006
I - INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
 

Thus, Uinta County School District #1 is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of Uinta County School District #1 that:

1. The school district will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.

2. All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.

3. Foods and beverages served by UCSD #1 staff will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

4. Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.

5. To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs (including but not limited to the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program [including after-school snacks], and the Summer Food Service Program.

6. Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.

7. Use and contents of vending machines will be monitored and regulated by UCSD #1 administration and nutrition professio