The Board recognizes that childhood obesity has become an
or designee] will develop administrative regulations as
necessary to implement the goals of this policy throughout the district.
Nutrition education topics shall be integrated within the sequential, comprehensive health education program taught at every grade level, prekindergarten through grade 12, and coordinated with the districtís nutrition and food services operation.
is the intent of the Board that district schools take a proactive effort to
encourage students to make nutritious food choices.† Food and beverages sold or served on district
grounds or at district-sponsored events shall meet administrative regulation requirements
for nutritional standards and/or other guidelines as may be recommended by
district and school health and nutrition committees.† The superintendent shall ensure that
nutritious foods are available as an affordable option whenever food is sold or
served on district property or at district-sponsored events; that schools (
(limit)the sale or serving of foods or snacks high in fat, sodium
or added sugars; and competition with nutritious meals served by the school
nutrition and food services operation is minimized.
Although the Board believes that the districtís nutrition and food services operation should be financially self-supporting, it recognizes, however, that the nutrition program is an essential educational and support activity.† Therefore, budget neutrality or profit generation must not take precedence over the nutrition needs of its students.† In compliance with federal law, the districtís NSLP and SBP shall be nonprofit.
The Board realizes that a quality physical education program is an essential component for all students to learn about and participate in physical activity.† Physical activity should be included in a schoolís daily education program from grades pre-K through 12.† Physical activity should include regular instructional physical education as well as co-curricular activities, and recess. The district will develop and assess student performance standards in order to meet the Oregon Department of Educationís physical education content standards.
The superintendent is directed to develop administrative regulations to implement this policy, including such provisions as may be necessary to address all food and beverages sold and/or served to students at school (i.e., competitive foods, snacks and beverages sold from vending machines, school stores, and fund-raising activities and refreshments that are made available at school parties, celebrations and meetings), including provisions for staff development, family and community involvement and program evaluation.
Reimbursable School Meals
The district may enter into an agreement with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to operate reimbursable school meal programs.† The superintendent will develop administrative regulations as necessary to implement this policy and meet the requirements of state and federal law.† These guidelines shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to† subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and section 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)(0).
Evaluation of the Local Wellness Policy
Board will review this policy with input from parents, students,
representatives of the school food authority, school administrators and the
public. In an effort to measure the implementation of this policy the Board
designates the [superintendent,
district principals] as
the [person, people] who will be responsible for ensuring
the district meets the goals outlined in this policy.