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602.10 Wellness Policy

F.C. School Board Policies

Series 600 - Education Program
The Forest City Community School district promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The Forest City Community School district supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices.  By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of students.  Improved health optimizes student performance potential.
The Forest City Community School district provides a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors.  The entire school environment, not just the classroom, shall be aligned with healthy school district goals to positively influence a student’s understanding, beliefs and habits as they relate to good nutrition and regular physical activity.
The Forest City Community School district supports and promotes proper dietary habits contributing to students’ health status and academic performance.  Foods should be served with consideration toward nutritional integrity, variety appeal, taste, safety and packaging to ensure high-quality meals.
The Forest City Community School district will make every effort to eliminate any social stigma attached to, and prevent the overt identification of, students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  Toward this end, the district may utilize electronic identification and payment systems; provide meals at no charge to all children, regardless of income; promote the availability of meals to all students; and/or use non-traditional methods for serving meals, such as “grab and go” or classroom breakfast.
The Forest City Community School district developed a local wellness policy committee comprised of parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, the school board administrators, and the public, physical education teachers, and school health professionals.  The local wellness policy committee will develop a plan to implement the local wellness policy and periodically review and update the policy.    The Middle School Principal will monitor implementation and evaluation the implementation of the policy.  The committee will report annually to the board and community regarding the content and effectiveness of this policy and recommend updates if needed.  When monitoring implementation, schools will be evaluated individually with reports prepared by each school and the school district as a whole.  The report will include which schools are in compliance with this policy, the extent to which this policy compares to model Wellness policies and describe the progress made in achieving the goals of this policy.
Specific wellness goals:
Nutrition guidelines for all foods available on campus  (See attachment 1)
Physical activity (See attachment 2)
Specific goals for nutrition education  (See attachment 3)
Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness  (See attachment 3)
This board will monitor and evaluate this policy. 
Adoption:  6/8/06
Review: 11-12-09   5-11-10   11-14-11    7-9-12  5-12-14  5-11-15  10-12-16  7-9-18
Revision:  7-9-12  5-11-20
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