Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Board of Education recognizes that children need access to healthful foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive, and that good health fosters positive student attendance and education. In its commitment to provide school environments and experiences that promote children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating choices and physical activity (Public Law 108.265), the Lakeland Central School District adopted a policy (#3546) to promote the same as a continuation of the current best practices with regard to health and wellness currently instituted within the district and a commitment to improve those measures to continue to ensure that students understand the underpinnings of good health and wellness.
The School District will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing District-wide nutrition and physical activity policies and procedures.
All students in grades pre- K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.