8453 STUDENT WELLNESS POLICY
(Cf. 4450, 4460)
The COOR Intermediate School District is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement and hereby adopts this Student Wellness Policy.
Every year, COOR Educational Center students, Pre - K-12, shall receive nutrition education that is aligned with the Michigan Health Education Content Standards and Benchmarks. Nutrition education that teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors shall be integrated into the curriculum. Nutrition education information shall be offered throughout the school campus including, but not limited to, school dining areas and classrooms. Staff members who provide nutrition education shall have the appropriate training.
The District shall ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations. The District shall encourage students to make nutritious food choices.
The District shall monitor all food and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs. The District shall consider nutrient density and portion size before permitting food and beverages to be sold or served to students.
The Superintendent shall continually evaluate vending policies and contracts. Vending contracts that do not meet the intent and purpose of this policy shall be modified accordingly or not renewed.
Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities
The District shall offer physical education opportunities that include the components of a quality physical education program. Physical education classes shall provide students with opportunities to learn, practice, and be assessed on developmentally appropriate motor skills and social skills, as well as knowledge. Physical education instruction shall be aligned with the Michigan Physical Education Content Standards and Benchmarks.
Every year all students, Pre – K-12, shall have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities, either organized or unstructured, intended to maintain physical fitness and to understand the short-and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student-Wellness
The District may implement other appropriate programs that help create a school environment that
conveys consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.
These activities could include education on food choices, recommended serving size, and other
resources available from http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Implementation and Measurement
The Superintendent shall implement this policy and measure how well it is being managed, and enforced. The Superintendent shall develop and implement administrative rules consistent with this policy. Input from teachers (including specialists in health and physical education), school nurses, parents/guardians, students, representatives of the school food service program, the Board of Education, school administrators, and the public shall be considered before implementing such rules. A sustained effort is necessary to implement and enforce this policy. The Superintendent shall report to the Board, as requested, on the District’s programs and efforts to meet the purpose and intent of this policy.
The content and implementation of the wellness plan should be made public by means of the
Approved: March 14, 2018
LEGAL REF: Section 204 of Public Law 108-265 (Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004) (Approved by the Michigan State Board of Education, October 10, 2005.)