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Wellness Policy

September 02, 2015

Code No. 507.9

Wellness

The IKM‐Manning School Board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition

and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The IKM‐Manning School

District supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in healthy dietary and

lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and

physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of the students. Improved health

optimizes student performance potential.

The IKM‐Manning School District provides a comprehensive learning environment for developing and

practicing lifelong wellness behaviors. The entire school environment, not just the classroom, shall be

aligned with healthy school district goals to positively influence a student’s understanding, beliefs and

habits as they relate to good nutrition and regular physical activity.

The IKM‐Manning School District supports and promotes proper dietary habits and physical activity

that contributes to students’ health status and academic performance. All foods available on school

grounds and at school sponsored activities during the instructional school day (bell to bell) must meet

the Healthy Kids Act Nutritional Content Standards.

The IKM‐Manning School District will make every effort to eliminate any social stigma attached to.

And prevent the overt identification of, students who are eligible for free and reduced‐price meals.

Toward this end, the school district may utilize electronic identification and payment systems; provide

meals at no charge to all children, regardless of income; promote the availability of meals to all

students; and/or use nontraditional methods for serving meals, such as “grab‐and‐go” or classroom

breakfast.

 

Wellness Committee

 

The IKM‐Manning School District will develop a local wellness policy committee comprised of parents,

students, and representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators,

and the public, physical education teachers, and school health professionals. The local wellness policy

committee will develop a plan to implement the local wellness policy and periodically review and

update the policy. The committee will designate an individual to monitor implementation and

evaluation the implementation of the policy. The committee will report annually to the board and

community regarding the content and effectiveness of this policy and recommend updates if needed.

When monitoring implementation, schools will be evaluated individually with reports prepared by

each school and the school district as a whole. The report will include which schools are in compliance

with this policy, the extent to which this policy compares to model Wellness policies and describe the

progress made in achieving the goals of the policy.

 

Wellness Program Coordinator

 

The Board designates the superintendent of schools and the nurse as Wellness program coordinators.

Only employees of the district who are members of the Wellness committee may serve as Wellness

program coordinators. Wellness coordinators, in consultation with the wellness committee will

adhere to the requirements of the Open Meeting Laws.

 

Evaluation

 

The wellness committee will assess all education curricula and materials pertaining to wellness for

accuracy, completeness, balance and consistency with the state’s and district’s educational goals and

standards. Wellness program coordinators shall be responsible for devising a plan for implementation

and evaluation of the district wellness policy and are charged with operational responsibility for

ensuring that schools meet the goals of the district wellness policy. Wellness program coordinators

will report to the Board annually, to the IKM‐Manning School District Board of Directors in May,

regarding the content and implementation of the wellness program and make recommendations for

modifications to this policy as appropriate. The report will be made available to the public by the

means of district website or by other appropriate means.

 

Wellness Policy Goals

 

• Increase healthy nutrition education and awareness

• Promote and sell nutritious food/beverage options

• Increase awareness of the importance of physical activity

• Offer school‐based activities that are designed to promote student awareness

• Promote awareness and influence a healthier BMI (Body Mass Index)

 

 

IKM‐Manning School District and Healthy Kids Act Nutritional Content Standards

Nutritional content Standards Food Table

 

 

School Meals

 

Meals served at IKM‐Manning School District will adhere to the guidelines for a reimbursable meal set

by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and will:

• Be appealing and attractive to children

• Be served in clean and pleasant settings

• Meet, at a minimum, nutrition requirements established by state and federal law

• Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains

• Serve only low fat (1%) and fat‐free milk and nutritionally equivalent non‐dairy alternatives

(as defined by the USDA)

IKM‐Manning School District will provide a healthy eating environment that allows students to have

an ample amount of time for breakfast and lunch. Students will have access to hand washing or hand

sanitizing, before and after meals or snacks.

Nutritional analysis information will be made available for all regularly served foods and beverages

through the cafeteria, per request.

 

Sharing of Food

 

The IKM‐Manning School District discourages outside food from being brought in (e.g. pizzas, cakes,

brownies, cupcakes, candies or beverages etc.) to share with one another during meals or snack

times; this given concerns about sanitation, food allergies and health issues.

 

Food Safety

 

All foods made available at IKM‐Manning School District will comply with the state and local food

safety and sanitation regulations. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans and

guidelines will be implemented to help prevent food illness in school.

 

Snacks

 

The IKM‐Manning School District will make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health by

serving snacks during the school day or in after‐school care or enrichment programs, with an emphasis

on serving fruits and vegetables as the primary snacks and only “prepackage” snacks if brought from

home and water as the primary beverage.

 

IKM‐Manning School District will assess if and when to offer sacks based on timing of meals, children’s

nutritional needs, children’s ages and other considerations and will disseminate a list of healthful

Snack items to teachers, after‐school program personnel and parents.

Foods Sold Outside the Meal (e.g. vending, a la carte, sales)

All food and beverages sold individually outside the reimbursable meal programs (including those sold

through a la carte (snack) lines, vending machines and student stores or fundraising activities) during

the school day or through programs for students after the school day will meet nutrition standards as

required by state or federal law.

Incentives, rewards and Punishment

• Food/beverage items will not be used as a reward (such as candies of any type, sodas or any

other non‐nutritional food item) for academic performance or good behavior and will not be

utilized as an incentive that does not adhere to the IKM‐Manning School District Nutritional

Standards.

• Foods provided through the school breakfast and lunch program will not be withheld or used

as a reward or discipline strategy.

• Staff will not use physical activity (running laps, pushups, sit‐ups, etc.) or routinely withhold

opportunities for physical activity (i.e. recess. Physical education) a punishment.

 

During School Hours

 

Vending, a la carte and regulated fundraising items (any foods or beverages sold to students between

the first bell and the last bell) sold to students during the instructional day, must meet the Healthy

Kids Act Nutritional Content Standards.

Students are not permitted in the teacher’s workroom to have access to any of the foods or beverages

that are available for staff, located in the workroom. Staff is discouraged from eating or drinking those

items in front of the students and to keep all foods and beverages out of the sight of students and to

act as a healthy role model for the school. Staff are encouraged, but not required, to follow the IKMManning

District Nutritional Standards.

 

 

Concessions

 

IKM‐Manning School District encourages concessions that are sold outside of the instructional day to

offer nutritious options. Water should also be offered wherever beverages are sold.

Nutritional Education and Promotion Goals

The IKM‐Manning School District will provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition promotion

that:

• Is part of health education, social sciences, science, nutrition and physical education classes.

• Promotes fruits, vegetables, whole‐grain products, low fat and fat free dairy products, healthy

food preparation methods and health enhancing nutrition practices.

• Emphasizes caloric balance between food intake and physical activity.

 

Physical Activity

 

The IKM‐Manning School District will provide physical education/activity that:

• Includes students with disability (students with special healthcare needs may be provided in

alternate education setting)

• Requires every student in grade K‐4 has 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

• Requires every student in grade 5‐12 to have 120 minutes of physical activity per week

• Engages students in moderate activity during at least 75% of the PE class time

• PE class time is taught or supervised by a certified physical education teacher

 

CPR Training

 

Every physically able student will be required to complete a course that leads to certification in

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by the end of grade 12.

Outcome Measurement

• Monitor vending and a la carte revenue

• Measure and monitor BMI data

• Monitor fundraising revenue

 

• Monitor participation rates of National School Lunch Program and the National School

 

Breakfast Program

 

In the IKM‐Manning School District:

• Each principal will ensure the compliance with the Wellness Policy in their building and will

report on the school’s compliance to the superintendent.

• Food service supervisor will ensure compliance with nutrition policies within food service

areas and will report on this matter to the superintendent or principal

• The Wellness Policy Committee will measure implementation outcomes and review the

effectiveness of the Wellness Policy on an annual or as needed basis and report their findings

to the school board.

 

Legal Reference: Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq. (2005)

Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.,

Cross Reference: 504.6 Student Activity Program

710 School Food Services

Approved Revised Revised ___________

IKM‐MANNING COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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