WELLNESS POLICY ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION
The West Springfield Public School 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. Therefore, it is the policy of the West Springfield Public School District that:
- The school district will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.
- All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
- Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will consider the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and acceptable settings and adequate time for students to eat.
- Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education, and school meal programs, and with related community services.
Created by: Mrs. Ciborowski & Wellness Committee
Original S.C. Approved: July 11, 2006
Reviewed, revised and first reading: February 14, 2013 [Policy Subcommittee]
Second reading and approval: February 26, 2013