The School District recognizes the positive relationship between good nutrition, physical activity, and the capacity of students to develop and learn. To that end, student wellness shall be promoted through the District's educational programs, activities, and meal programs.
Nutritional Guidelines for Foods Available During the School Day
The District shall promote nutritious food and beverage choices consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as published jointly by the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To promote student health and reduce childhood obesity, the Superintendent or designee shall establish administrative procedures to control food sales that compete with the District's non-profit food service program, including guidelines on what types of foods will be offered for sale in District vending machines and through District-sponsored fundraising programs during the school day.
Guidelines for Reimbursable School Meals
Reimbursable school meals shall meet, at a minimum, the nutrition requirements set forth within the regulations promulgated under the Child Nutrition Act and the National School Lunch Act.
Goals for Nutrition Education
The District shall support and promote good nutrition for students. Nutrition education shall be part of the District's comprehensive health education program, and shall include nutrition education that is interactive and teaches students skills they need to adopt healthy eating behaviors.
Goals for Physical Activity into the Educational Program
The District will support and promote an active lifestyle for all students. Physical education shall be taught in all grades and shall include a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, and encourages healthy habits. Unless otherwise exempted, all students shall participate in physical education classes.
Goals for Other School-based Activities that are Designed to Promote Student Wellness
The District shall support other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness. School-based activities may include but are not limited to: parent partnerships, community involvement, communication to the public, and other wellness-based activities.
The Superintendent or designee shall invite suggestions concerning the development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy from parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators, and the public.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide periodic reports to the Board of Education regarding the implementation of this policy.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/2-3.137; 42 U.S.C. § 1771; 42 U.S.C. § 1758; P.L. 108-265, Sec. 204
Information from the Illinois State Board Of Education
Click here for the School Breakfast and Lunch Program Act:105ILCS /1 et seq.23 I11 Admin. Code 305.