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Wellness Policy

Article 5 STUDENTS Policy No. 5520

School Wellness Policy

A mission of Battle Creek Public Schools is to provide curriculum, instruction, and experiences in a health-promoting school environment to instill habits of lifelong learning and health. Therefore, the Board adopts the following School Wellness Policy.

1. Goals to Promote Student Wellness

The District has established the following student wellness goals that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the District determines to be appropriate:

A. Nutrition Education. To implement a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health
and nutrition education objectives established by the Nebraska Department of
Education.
B. Physical Activity. To implement a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health
and physical education objectives established by the Nebraska Department of
Education.
C. Other School Activities. To offer other suitable opportunities for students to
engage in health-promoting activities.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish such further goals as are determined appropriate to meet the stated mission.

2. Nutrition Guidelines
Nutrition guidelines have been selected by the District for all foods available in each school building during the school day with the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. The guidelines are as follows: (1) school breakfast and lunch programs will be offered which meet or exceed the requirements of federal and state law and regulatory authorities and (2) no foods in competition with the school lunch or breakfast program shall be sold or otherwise made available to students anywhere on school premises during the period of one-half hour prior to the serving period for breakfast and lunch and lasting until one-half hour after the serving of breakfast and lunch. The Superintendent or designee shall establish such further nutrition guidelines as are determined appropriate to meet the stated mission.

3. Assurance for Reimbursable School Meals
The District gives the assurance that the District's guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and sections 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)), as those regulations and guidance apply to the District.

4. Plan for Measuring Implementation and Designation of Responsible Persons
The Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school meets the Wellness Policy. The Superintendent or designee shall measure implementation of the Wellness Policy by conducting periodic reviews or receiving periodic reports.

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5. Development of Policy
The District assures that development of the Wellness Policy involved parents, students, representatives of the District's nutrition services department, the school board, school administrators, and the public.


Legal Reference: The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, 42 use 1751;

Regulations and Procedures for Accreditation of Schools, NDE Rule 10; National School Lunch Program, 42 U.S.C §§1751-1760, 1770; 7 CFR § 210

Date of Adoption: April 10, 2006
Date Revised: August 2012
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