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458-Rule District Wellness Rule

A.     District Food Service Nutritional Review
District Food Service will adhere to and maintain compliance with USDA standards and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Food Service Supervisor will annually educate principals and the District Administrator of updates and revisions to the federal and state food service program requirements.
B.    Establishing Nutrition Standards for All Food Available in District Buildings during the School Day
District schools will adhere to the nutritional standards regarding competitive foods and other food for sale during the school day from 12:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. In addition, building principals, with guidance from the Food Service Supervisor, will monitor their school’s compliance with the Smart Snacks in School rules and severe food allergy protocol. They will communicate these expectations and protocols with staff, students and families.
Teachers and staff are encouraged to choose non-food items or items of high nutritional value when providing treats for students. Food items should adhere to the Smart Snacks in School rules and the severe food allergy protocol.     
C.     Setting Physical Activity Goals
The curriculums of physical education classes will be expected to include state and national physical activity standards.
Students are given opportunities for physical activity during the day through physical education classes, daily recess periods for elementary school students, daily lunch periods for middle and high school students, and the integration of physical activity into the academic curriculum when possible.
WUSD will work with those outside of the school setting, such as middle and high school athletics, the City of Whitewater recreation department, the community, and UW-Whitewater, as well as with qualified professionals, to provide opportunities for students to have interesting, satisfying physical activity.
The school district will make efforts to keep school or district-owned physical activity facilities open for use by students outside school hours, within the confines of the facility use policy.
D.    Other School-based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness
WUSD recognizes that fundraising opportunities are essential to many programs and contribute to school and community spirit as well. All school-based fundraising activities are encouraged to promote a healthy lifestyle by selling non-food items or food items of high nutritional value.
E.     Review and Evaluation
The District Wellness Committee will meet annually to review nutrition and physical activity programs, including the following:
  • The Food Service Supervisor will report on the District’s compliance with federal school nutrition standards and revisions that have occurred during the two-year cycle.
  • Building principals will report on their schools’ compliance with the Smart Snacks in School rules and severe food allergy protocol and suggest possible revisions related to these expectations. 
The District Wellness Committee will meet in even-numbered years to evaluate wellness programming and planning. At this meeting, the Food Service Supervisor and school principals will share the progress of the nutrition and physical activity programs at the schools as well as any problems which have developed and need to be discussed and for which new strategies must be created.
Adopted by School Board                                                                        January 25, 2010
                                                                                                            March 16, 2015

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