- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
School Wellness Policy
The Board of Education promotes healthy schools by supporting student wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as part of the total learning environment. Schools contribute to the basic health status of students by facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Improved health optimizes student performance potential, as students who eat well-balanced meals are healthy are more likely to learn in the classroom.
St. Vrain has created three wellness documents to ensure compliance with USDA regulations and utilize best practices. They include:
- School Wellness Policy - ADF
- Board approved Wellness Policy outlining district level wellness goals.
- School Wellness Procedures -741-ADF
- Procedure document that supports the goals for school wellness as stated in the Board policy. St. Vrain shall promote student wellness in accordance with these procedures.
- Smart Source Survey Tool (click title to see district information)
- Used by schools to assess their current implementation status of the wellness policy and procedures. To be completed and posted annually.
The district shall establish and maintain a district-wide School Wellness Advisory Committee, comprised of a Board of Education member, administrators, parents, community members and a nutrition/health professional, plus students and teachers where possible. The purpose of this council shall be to evaluate progress toward policy goals, recommend revisions to policy deemed necessary and/or appropriate, and serve as a resource to the district including a description of progress.
If you have questions regarding St. Vrain's Wellness Policy documents, please contact Theresa Spires at (303) 702-7750 or [email protected]