Tipton Community School District Wellness



Tipton promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.  The 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 school district provides a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors.  The district is 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 school district supports and promotes proper dietary habits contributing to students' health status and academic performance.  All foods available on school grounds and at school-sponsored activities during the instructional day will be encouraged to meet or exceed the school district nutrition standards.  Foods should be served with consideration toward nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, safety and packaging to ensure high-quality meals. 


The school district will maintain a local wellness policy committee comprised of representatives of the board, parents, and leaders in food/exercise authority, employees and students. The local wellness policy committee will monitor and review the local wellness policy every 4 years or as needed. The committee will designate an individual to monitor implementation and evaluation of the policy. The committee will report annually to the board regarding the effectiveness of this policy. 

 

Specific Wellness Goals for Tipton Community School District Include Five Areas:

The district wellness committee will determine goals for each area based on local data and input from community.  These goals will be reviewed and updated annually.

1)    Nutrition Education and Promotion

2)    Physical Activity

3)    Nutrition Guidelines for Food Available on Campus

4)    Other School-Based Activities to Promote Student Wellness

5)    Plan for Measuring Implementation