Wolverine Wellness Goals
Nutrition education and promotion goals
- Ensure nutrition education and promotion are not only part of health education classes, but also integrated into other classroom instruction through subjects such as math, science, language arts, social sciences and elective subjects
- Promote fruits, vegetable, whole grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, and healthy foods
- Emphasize caloric balance between food intake and energy expenditure (promotes physical activity exercise)
Physical Activity Goals
- Engage students in moderate to vigorous activity during at least 50 percent of physical education class time
- Afford elementary students with recess according to the following: at least 20 minutes a day, outdoors as weather and time permits, and encourages moderate to vigorous physical activity
- Schedule to avoid extended periods of activity.
- Encourage classroom teachers to provide short physical activity breaks as appropriate
- Ensure physical activity is not used for or withheld for punishment
Other school Based activities
- Strive to provide students with at least 10 minutes to eat after sitting down for breakfast and 20 minutes after sitting down for lunch;
- Permit students to bring and carry water bottle filled with water throughout the day
- Discourage unhealthy food and beverages from being brought to school for lunch and snacks.
- Encourage Staff to Participate in Wellness Activities
- Discourage students from sharing foods or beverages during meal or snack times, given concerns about allergies and dietary needs; Exception- packaged foods may be shared through the use of a share table)
- Provide fitness room for staff and public to have access to.
Standards and Nutrition Guidelines for All Foods and Beverages Sold to Students During the School Day (e.g. vending, school stores, etc.)
- Meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program will be appealing and meet, at a minimum, nutritional requirements established by state and federal law;
- Schools providing access to healthy foods outside the reimbursable meal programs before school, during school and thirty minutes after school shall meet the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards, at a minimum. This includes such items as those sold through a la carte lines, vending machines, student run stores, and fundraising activities;
Standards for All Foods and Beverages Provided (not sold) to Students During the School Day (e.g. class parties, foods given as reward, etc.
- Snacks provided to students during the school day without charge (e.g., class parties) will meet standards set by the district in accordance law. The district will provide parents a list of foods and beverages that meet nutrition standards for classroom snacks and celebrations; and
Provide school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children. Foods and beverages will not be used as a reward, or withheld as punishment
Support the consumption of breakfast at school by implementing alternative breakfast options to the extent possible (e.g., grab n’ go, breakfast in the classroom, breakfast after 1st period, etc.];
PolicIes for Food and Beverage Marketing
- Schools will only allow marketing and advertising of foods and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks in school nutrition standards on campus during the school day.