• JL STUDENT WELLNESS

    The School District strives to make a significant contribution to the general well being, mental and physical capacity, and learning ability of each student while affording them the opportunity to fully participate in the educational process.

    The District 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. Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for mortality and development of many chronic diseases as adults.

    To ensure the health and well-being of all students, the Board shall promote and monitor student wellness in a manner that the Board determines is appropriate in the following areas:

    A. Nutrition Guidelines: All foods available in each school during the day will have as a primary goal the promotion of student health and the reduction of childhood obesity. All guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, as those regulations and guidance apply to schools.

    B. Nutrition Education: The goal is to influence students' eating behaviors by providing nutrition education that is appropriate for students' ages; reflects students' cultures; is integrated into health education or core curricula; and provides opportunities for students to practice skills and have fun.

    C. Physical Activity: The goals for physical activity are to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, to maintain students' physical fitness, to ensure students' regular participation in physical activity, and to teach students the short- and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthful lifestyle.

    D. Sunscreen: The goal is to emphasize skin health and promote the application of sunscreen products and to inform students that a student who attends school in this District may possess and use a topical sunscreen product while on school property or at a school-sponsored event without a note or prescription from a licensed health care professional.

    E. Other School-Based Activities: The goal is to create a total school environment that is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.

    F. Evaluation: A goal will be to regularly (at least annually) evaluate the effectiveness of this policy in promoting healthy eating and changing the program as appropriate to increase its effectiveness.

    G. Parent, Community and Staff Involvement: A primary goal will be to engage family members, students, and representatives of the school food authority, the Governing Board, school administrators, and the public in development and regular review of this school policy.

    The Superintendent shall develop administrative regulations to implement this policy. Regulations and exhibits created for the purpose of implementing this policy shall be considered, in effect, to be an extension of this policy.

    Adopted: November 15, 2017

    LEGAL REF.:
    A.R.S.
    15-158
    15-242
    42 U. S. C. 1751 et seq. (National School Lunch Act)
    42 U. S. C. 1771 et seq. (Child Nutrition Act)

    CROSS REF.:
    ABA - Community Involvement in Education
    ABAA - Parental Involvement
    BBA - Board Powers and Responsibilities
    EF - Food Services
    EFDA - Collection of Money/Food Tickets
    EFE - Competitive Food Sales/Vending Machines
    IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives