School Wellness Policy

Southeastern C.U.S.D. #337
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School Wellness
Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the
District's educational program, school. activities, and meal programs. This policy shall be
interpreted consistently with Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

Goals for Nutrition Education

The goals for addressing nutrition education include the following:
• Schools will support and promote good nutrition for students.
• Schools will foster the positive relatfonship between good nutrition, physical activity, and
the capacity of students to develop and learn.
• Nutrition education will be part of the District's comprehensive health education
curriculum. See Board policy 6:60, Curriculum Content. Goals for Physical Activity

The goals for addressing physical activity include the following:
• Schools will support and promote an active lifestyle for students.
• Physical education will be taught in all grades and shall include a developmentally
planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills,
enhances health-related fitness, increases students' knowledge, offers direct opportunities
to learn how to work cooperatively in a group setting, and encourages healthy habits and
attitudes for a healthy lifestyle. See Board policy 6:60, Curriculum Content.
• Unless otherwise exempted, all students will be required to engage daily during the
school day in a physical education course. See Board policy 6:60, Curriculum Content.
• The curriculum will be consistent with and incorporate relevant Illinois Learning
Standards for Physical Development and Health as established by the Illinois State Board
of Education.

Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Available in Schools During the School Day
Students will be offered and schools will promote nutritious food and beverage choices
consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Food Guidance System
published jointly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the
Department of Agriculture. In addition, in order to promote student health and reduce
childhood obesity, the Superintendent or designee shall establish such administrative
procedures to control food sales that compete with the District's non-profit food service
in compliance with the Child Nutrition Act. Food service rules shall restrict the sale of
foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in
the food service areas during the meal periods.

Guidelines for Reimbursable School Meals
Reimbursable school meals served shall meet, at a minimum, the nutrition requirements
and regulations for the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

Monitoring
The Superintendent or designee shall provide periodic implementation data and/or reports
to the Board concerning this policy's implementation sufficient to allow the Board to
monitor and adjust the policy.

Community Input
The Superintendent or designee will invite suggestions and comments concerning the
development, implementation, and improvement of the school wellness policy from
community members, including parents, students, and representatives of the school food
authority, school administrators, and the public.