Central Union School District
Revised September 2016
District Wellness Plan Statement of Responsibility
The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for District students. The superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces healthy living through classroom education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.
CUSD goals for Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Other School-based Learning Experiences.
- Schools will provide nutrition education as part of health education in grades TK-8.
- Nutrition education shall be integrated into core academic subjects and be offered before, during, and after school programs.
Other School-based Learning Experiences
- All TK-8 students will be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis, except on “bad air” days. These physical activities shall be provided through physical education, recess, school athletic programs, school intramural progams, extracurricular programs, before and after school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.
- Schools will encourage students, parents, and community members to institute and participate in programs that support physical activity in and out of school.
- Schools will incorporate into the core curriculum, hands-on experiences in gardens, in kitchens, and on field trips; teaching students how food reaches the table and the implications that has for their health and future.
CUSD established nutrition guidelines for all foods available on campus during the school day.
Foods Not Sold But are Available On Sites
- By the start of the 2017–2018 school year, ALL foods and beverages available to students at all District school sites will support health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutritional standards adopted by the District for all foods and beverages provided to students, including foods and beverages provided through the Districts Food Services Program, will meet or exceed the Smart Snacks in School nutritional standards.
- All students who are eligible for free and reduced meals will be encouraged to participate.
Foods Sold on Site
- Foods and beverages sold to students on school campuses during the school day will promote student health and reduce childhood obesity. Any food sales conducted outside the District’s food service program will meet the Smart Snacks in School nutritional standards.
CUSD will assure that guidelines for school meals meet or exceed those set at the federal level by the Secretary of Agriculture.
CUSD established plan for measuring the impact an implementation of the local Wellness Plan.
- The Coordinator of Food Services will review food programs and ensure that District policies will meet or exceed those set by the Secretary of Agriculture.
- The District will maintain a Wellness Committee to actively engage with food services and the sites in monitoring the implementation of the Wellness Plan and in presenting recommendations to the School Board Members.
- A representative from the Wellness Committee will present an update to the School Board Members annually regarding the progress of implementing the Wellness Plan.
CUSD involvement with parents, students, and representatives of the school authority, the school board, school administrator, and the public in the development and implementation of the local Wellness Plan.
- A District Wellness Committee will be established to create, review, and revise the Wellness Plan. The committee will consist of: District Administrators, Food Service Coordinator, health professionals, school nurses, teachers, counselors, parents, and community members.