Board Policy 5030: Student Wellness
The Board of Trustees recognizes the important connection between a healthy diet and a student's ability to learn effectively. The Board also acknowledges that schools play a vital role in childhood nutrition and fitness, and as part of the larger community, schools have a responsibility to promote family health and provide a strong foundation for the future health and well-being of its students. It further recognizes that significant research indicates a positive relationship between adequate nutrition and learning, resulting in academic success.
All employees of the district will support the implementation of the Wellness Policy and related Health and Physical Education policies. The Superintendent shall designate at least one person at each school site that is charged with the operational responsibility for ensuring that the site implements and measures the implementation of the Wellness Policy.
The Superintendent develops school district policies on nutrition and physical activity for recommendation to and approval by the Board. The Board encourages the involvement of parents, students, school food service personnel and community members in development and support of the Wellness Policy.
Nutrition education will be covered at each grade level and focused on behavioral change. Nutrition education will be taught in grades K-6. Nutrition education will be a component of comprehensive health education in grades 7 and 8. The Board recognizes that the ultimate goal of health education is to foster and promote health literacy.
Physical Education and Physical Activity
The Board desires to provide a physical education program which builds interest and proficiency in movement skills and encourages students' lifelong fitness through physical activity. Besides promoting high levels of personal achievement and a positive self-image, physical education activities should teach students how to cooperate in the achievement of common goals and be based on physical education content standards.
The Board recognizes the positive benefits of physical activity for student health and academic achievement and encourages each student to take advantage of the various opportunities for physical activity offered by the district.
Physical activity will not be used or withheld as punishment.
Each district school shall post the district's policies and regulations on nutrition and physical activity in public view within all school cafeterias or in other central eating areas.
Maintenance of a Healthy Environment
All school sites will provide an environment where healthful eating behaviors are the norm and are modeled and reinforced. Adequate space in a pleasant surrounding will be provided to eat meals.
All elementary school principals will evaluate primary grade schedules and if possible, promote playtime before eating lunch.
The Superintendent shall ensure meals offered by the district's food service program meet all legal requirements for participation in the National School Lunch Program. To the extent permitted under the National School Lunch Program, students in all grades shall be allowed to decline a certain number of meal items they do not intend to consume. Meal programs must meet or exceed the nutrition recommendation of the United States Dietary Guidelines including:
Food and Beverage outside the School Meal Program
Any individual food items sold outside the federal reimbursable meal programs shall also meet local, state, and federal requirements. The term "sold" refers to any food or beverages provided to students on school grounds in exchange for money, coupons or vouchers. The term does not refer to food brought from home by students for individual consumption.
Individually sold food items must meet the following criteria:
49570 National School Lunch Act
51210 Course of study, grades 1-6
51220 Course of study, grades 7-12
51222 Physical education
51223 Physical education, elementary schools
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
15510 Mandatory meals for needy students
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1751 Note Local wellness policy
1773 School Breakfast Program
1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7
Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781
Nutrition Standards for Schools: Implications for Student Wellness, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007
Food Safety Requirements, Fact Sheet, October 2007
Physical Education and California Schools, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007
Monitoring for Success: Student Wellness Policy Implementation Monitoring Report and Guide, 2007
Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, Policy Brief, March 2007
Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. April 2006
School-Based Marketing of Foods and Beverages: Policy Implications for School Boards, Policy Brief, March 2006
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Healthy Children Ready to Learn, January 2005
Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 1994
CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN PUBLICATIONS
Policy in Action: A Guide to Implementing Your Local School Wellness Policy, October 2006
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS
School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2004
Making It Happen: School Nutrition Success Stories, 2005
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, Changing the Scene, Improving the School Nutrition Environment: A Guide to Local Action, 2000
Action for Healthy Kids: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu
California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org
California School Nutrition Association: http://www.calsna.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
Dairy Council of California: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org
National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html
National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org
National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org
School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org
Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Nutrition Service, wellness policy: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy_steps.html
Policy BURLINGAME SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 21, 2010 Burlingame, California