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Wellness Assessment


2440P

Lincoln School District


INSTRUCTION                                                                                         2440P


School Wellness


The Lincoln School District #38 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.  Therefore, it is the policy of the Lincoln School District that:


Nutrition Education


All students K-10 shall receive nutrition education that teaches the knowledge and skills needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors and is aligned with the Montana’s Health Enhancement and National Association of Sport and Physical Activity/American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Physical Education Content Standards and Benchmarks. Nutrition education shall be integrated into the curriculum at the Elementary school level in Science, and grades 7 – 10 through the Health and P.E. classes.  Nutrition information and education shall be offered throughout the school campus and based on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Staff who provide nutrition education shall have the appropriate training, such as in health enhancement or family and consumer sciences.


Health Enhancement and Physical Activity Opportunities


The District shall offer health enhancement opportunities that include the components of a quality health enhancement program taught by a K-12 certified health enhancement specialist.  


Health enhancement shall equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for lifelong physical activity.  Health enhancement instruction shall be aligned with the Montana’s Health Enhancement and National Association of Sport and Physical Activity/American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Physical Education Content Standards and Benchmarks.


All K-12 students of the District shall have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised, organized or unstructured, physical activities, to maintain physical fitness, and to understand the short and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.


Nutrition Standards


The District shall ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations.  The District shall encourage students to make nutritious food choices through accessibility and marketing efforts of healthful foods.  


The District shall monitor all food and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs (i.e., a la carte, vending, and student stores)  The District shall consider nutrient density and portion size before permitting food and beverages to be sold or served to students. The Superintendent shall continually evaluate vending policies and contracts.  Vending contracts that do not meet the intent and purpose of this policy shall be modified accordingly or not renewed.


Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student-Wellness


The District may implement other appropriate programs that help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity, such as staff wellness programs, non-food reward system and fundraising efforts.


In the event of classroom parties, classroom snacks brought in by parents, or birthday treats, parents will be advised by classroom teachers to make an effort to bring healthy treats.  Sugary or less healthy treats will not be distributed before our school lunch serving time.


Maintaining Student Wellness


The Superintendent shall develop and implement administrative rules consistent with this policy.  Input from teachers, parents/guardians, students, school food service program, the school board, school administrators, and the public shall be considered before implementing such rules.  A sustained effort is necessary to implement and enforce this policy. The Superintendent shall measure how well this policy is being implemented, managed and enforced. The Superintendent shall report to the Board, as requested, on the District’s programs and efforts to meet the purpose and intent of this policy.


Legal Reference:            PL 108-265 The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act

                                                             Of 2004


Policy History:

1st Reading:  4/11/06

Adopted on: 5/09/06

Reviewed on: 10/14/13; 9/8/14, 9/12/16, 6/11/18, 06/10/2019





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