School Wellness- Mascoutah School District 19
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.
will foster the positive relationship 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 and education curriculum.
Goals for Physical Activity
The goals for addressing physical activity include the following:
Schools will support and promote an active lifestyle for students.
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.
The curriculum will
be consistent with and incorporate relevant Illinois Learning Standards
for the Physical Development and Health as established by the Illinois
State Board of Education.
Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Available in Schools during the School Day
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
Director of Food Service shall 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 and
comply with all applicable rules of the Illinois State Board of
Guidelines for Reimbursable School Meals
school meals served shall meet, at a minimum, the nutrition
requirements and regulations for the National School Lunch Program
and/or School Breakfast Program.
Director of Food Service 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. The director can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618-448-0800.
The next committee meeting will be held on 1/3/17. Please call 618-448-0800 for more information.