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Wellness Policy

WELLNESS GOALS

The District shall implement, in accordance with law, a coordinated health program with a nutrition education component and shall use health course curriculum that emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition.

In addition, the District establishes the following goals for nutrition education:

  1. Students shall receive nutrition education that fosters the adoption and maintenance of healthy eating behaviors.
  2. The food service staff, teachers, and other school personnel shall coordinate the promotion of nutrition messages in the cafeteria, the classroom, and other appropriate settings.
  3. Educational nutrition information shall be shared with families and the general public to positively influence the health of students and community members.
  4. Nutrition and fitness information shall be available on the District’s website for employees, parents, administrators, and students to learn more about healthy lifestyles.
 
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