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Board Policy No. 5030 - Student Wellness 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. To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Superintendent or designee may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the district or school web site, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance. The Board prohibits future 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. Brittan School prohibits the consumption of energy drinks such as but not limited to Monster, Red Bull and Rock Star on school sites. These drinks contain high levels of caffeine, sugar, and other stimulants. Energy drinks contain up to 160 milligrams of caffeine, which exceeds the Food and Drug administration limit of 68 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce drink. Consumption of these drinks may cause anxiety, rapid heart rates, heart palpitations, irritability, difficulty sleeping and indigestion. School Health Council/Committee The Superintendent or designee may appoint a School Health and Wellness Committee or use the site council. A representative from Food Service will be appointed to the committee. The School Health and Wellness Committee shall advise the district on health-related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, the council's charge(s) may include the planning and implementation of activities to promote health within the school or community. The School Health Council shall meet annually to review progress towards implementation of the policies and regulations and provide an annual report to the board. 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. 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 content standards, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition education shall be provided as part of the health education program in grades K-8 and, as appropriate, shall be integrated into other academic subjects in the regular educational program. Nutrition education also may be offered through before- and after-school programs. All students in grades K-8 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/or after-school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.
The Superintendent or designee shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models.
He/she shall promote and may provide opportunities for regular physical activity among
employees. Professional development may include instructional strategies that assess health
knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors.
Nutritional Guidelines for Foods Available at School
The Board shall adopt nutritional guidelines for all foods available on each campus during the
school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.

Nutritional Standards
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the nutritional quality and quantity of all foods
served or made available to students and staff.
1. The Child Food Services program will ensure that all foods served on school campuses
(cafeteria, as well as ala carte sales), from the morning opening of school until 30 minutes after the last period, will comply with the following SB 19 standards: a. No more than 35% of total calories from fat (not including fruits, vegetables, and b. No more than 10% of total calories from saturated fat. c. No more than 35% added sugar by weight (not including fruits, vegetables, and 100% 2. Effective August 2004, the District shall exercise control over all vending machines on its property including vendors, locations, contents, and appearance. a. All vending machines located on school campuses may sell only water, 100% fruit juices, non-carbonated electrolyte replacement drinks, and/or reduced fat milk.
The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools
should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutritional 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 nutritional
The Superintendent or designee shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes. He/she also shall encourage school staff to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students' academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior. School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district's nutrition education program by considering nutritional quality when selecting any snacks which they may donate for occasional class parties and by limiting foods or beverages that do not meet nutritional standards to no more than one such food or beverage per party. Class parties or celebrations shall be held after the lunch period when possible. 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. 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. Program Implementation and Evaluation The Board shall establish a plan for measuring implementation of this policy. The Superintendent shall designate at least one person within the district and at each school who is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that each school site implements this policy. To determine whether the policy is being effectively implemented districtwide and at each district school, the following indicators shall be used: 1. Descriptions of the district's nutrition education, physical education, and health 2. Number of minutes of physical education instruction offered at each grade span 3. Number and type of exemptions granted from physical education 4. Results of the state's physical fitness test 5. An analysis of the nutritional content of meals served based on a sample of menus 6. Student participation rates in school meal programs 7. Any sales of non-nutritious foods and beverages in fundraisers or other venues outside of the district's meal programs 8. Feedback from food service personnel, school administrators, the school health council, parents/guardians, students, and other appropriate persons 9. Any other indicators recommended by the Superintendent and approved by the Board The Superintendent or designee 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. 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. 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 33350-33354 CDE responsibilities re: physical education 49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001 49490-49494 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 49550-49561 Meals for needy students 49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program 49570 National School Lunch Act 51210 Course of study, grades 1-6 51220 Course of study, grades 7-12 51222 Physical education 51223 Physical education, elementary schools 51795-51796.5 School instructional gardens 51880-51921 Comprehensive health education 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 COURT DECISIONS Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781 Date Policy was Adopted by the Board: April 8, 2008 Date Policy was Revised by the Board: April 14, 2009 Date Policy was Revised by the Board: June 26, 2012

Source: http://www.brittan.k12.ca.us/Website%202012-2013/Board%20Policy%20updates/BP%205030%20-%20Student%20Wellness.pdf

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