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
2006-2007 Wellness Committee formed and charged with developing
three-year goals for the district. The District Curriculum Council
reviews three-year goals developed by the Wellness Committee and a
three-year report is submitted to the Superintendent and Board of
Education. The first report will be submitted in Spring 2007.
The Wellness Committee will engage PTAs in having building
liaisons to promote Wellness goals and objectives and encourage
site-based teams to foster Wellness initiatives.
The Wellness Committee will form a sub-committee relative to staff wellness.
All students in grades pre- K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
Classroom health education will complement physical education by
reinforcing the knowledge and self-management skills needed to maintain
a physically active lifestyle and to reduce time spent on sedentary
activities by teaching students to balance between sedentary activities
Opportunities for physical activity will be incorporated into other subject lessons.
Classroom teachers will be encouraged to provide short physical breaks between lessons and classes as appropriate.
Classroom teachers will encourage learning activities that engage students in physical activity.