Code No. 507.9
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
• 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.
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
• 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.
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
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.
• 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
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