Students BP 5030(a)
The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District) (cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools) (cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety) (cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs) (cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco) (cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies) (cf. 5141.23 - Infectious Disease Prevention) (cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations) (cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations) (cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)
The Board’s policy related to student wellness shall be developed with the involvement of parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives, and members of the public. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The Superintendent may appoint a school health council or other committee consisting of representatives of the above groups and district administrators, health professionals, school nurses, health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, and/or others interested in school health issues.
(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees) (cf. 9140 - Board Representatives)
The school health council or committee shall assist with policy development and advise the district on health-related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent, the council’s charges may include planning and implementing activities to promote health within the school or community.
Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Goals
The Board shall adopt goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the district determines appropriate. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The district’s nutrition education and physical education programs shall be based on research, consistent with the expectations established in the state’s curriculum frameworks, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives) (cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
Nutrition education shall be provided as part of the health education program in grades K-6 and, as appropriate, shall be integrated into core academic subjects or offered through specialized programs.
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
Students BP 5030(b)
All students in grades K-6 shall be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis. Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education, recess, school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before- and after-school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education) (cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities)
The Superintendent shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models.
Professional development shall include instructional strategies that assess health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors for students.
(cf. 4131- Staff Development)
To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Superintendent may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the district or school website, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance.
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
The Board prohibits the marketing and advertising of non-nutritious foods and beverages through signage, vending machine fronts, logos, scoreboards, school supplies, advertisements in school publications, coupon or incentive programs, or other means.
(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)
The Board shall adopt nutrition guidelines selected by the district for all foods available on each campus during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutrition standards adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided through the district’s food service program, student stores, vending machines, fundraisers, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards.
(cf. 3312 - Contracts) (cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program) (cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)
The Superintendent shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes.
(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)
School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district’s nutrition education program.
(cf. 6020 – Parent Involvement)
Students BP 5030(c)
The school district does not recommend the use of food or beverages as rewards for students nor withholding food or beverages as punishment. EC Section 49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition Health and Achievement Act, 2001
Food or beverages sold for fundraising on campus during the school day must meet these nutrition guidelines:
(A) Not more than 35 percent of its total calories shall be from fat. This sub paragraph does not apply to the sale of nuts or seeds.
(B) Not more than 10 percent of its total calories shall be from saturated fat.
(C) Not more than 35 percent of its total weight shall be composed of sugar. This does not apply to the sale of fruits or vegetables.
The only food that shall be sold during breakfast and lunch periods is food that is sold as a full meal through a federal reimbursable meal program. EC Section 49431
Guidelines for Reimbursable Meals
Foods and beverages provided through federally reimbursable school meal programs shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a), and 1779(a) and (b), as they apply to schools. (42 USC 1751 Note)
In order to maximize the district’s ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, to the extent possible.
(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)
Program Implementation and Evaluation
The Board shall establish a plan for measuring implementation of the policy. The Superintendent shall designate at least one person at each school who is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school sites implement the district’s wellness policy. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The Superintendent shall recommend for Board approval specific quality indicators that will be used to measure the implementation of the policy district wide and at each district school. These measures shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the nutritional content of meals served; student participation rates in school meal programs; any sales of non-nutritious foods and beverages in fundraisers or other venues outside the district’s meal programs; and feedback from food service personnel, school administrators, the school health council, parents/guardians, students, and other appropriate persons.
The Superintendent shall report to the Board at least every two years on the implementation of this policy and any other Board policies related to nutrition and physical activity.
Students BP 5030(d)
Posting Requirements Each school shall post the district’s policies and regulations on nutrition and physical activity in public view within all school cafeterias or in other central eating areas. (Education Code49432)
Each school shall also post a summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations prepared by the California Department of Education.
Legal Reference: EDUCATION CODE 49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001 49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs 49500-49505 School meals 49510-49520 Nutrition 49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act 49540-49546 Child care food program 49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services 49550-49560 Meals for needy students 49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program 49570 National School Lunch Act 51222 Physical education 51223 Physical education, elementary schools CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5 15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations 15510 Mandatory meals for needy students 15530-15535 Nutrition education 15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42 1751-1769 National School Lunch Program, especially: 1751 Note Local wellness policy 1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, including: 1773 School Breakfast Program 1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7 210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program 220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program Policy Adopted: HOPE SCHOOL DISTRICT October 16, 2006 Santa Barbara, California