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3546 Wellness

Adoption Date: 4/20/2006
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
Non-Instructional Operations
3546 Wellness 

Non-Instructional Operations


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.  Healthy eating and physical activity are essential for students to achieve their academic and physical potential, mental growth and lifelong health and well-being.

The Lakeland Central School District is committed to providing school environments and experiences that promote children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating choices and physical activity, as well as programs and services designed to support students’ mental, emotional and social health.  In furtherance of these objectives:

  • 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 K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • The Child Nutrition Programs will comply with federal, state, and local requirements. Child nutrition programs will be accessible to all children.
  • The School District will annually notify eligible parents and students of the availability of the free and reduced School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
  • Guidelines for reimbursable meals will not be less restrictive than the federal regulations issued by the Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education as an integral part of the curriculum to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity, and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs, and with related community services.
  • The School District shall establish a Wellness Committee to enable the Food Services Supervisor to better inform the community about nutritional guidelines and state regulations.

The Superintendent of Schools is hereby directed to develop procedures to implement this policy.

The effectiveness of this policy will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent or designee and reported to the Board of Education. Every two years, the Superintendent, in consultation with the Food Service Director, will monitor and review the District’s wellness activities to determine whether this policy is having a positive effect on increasing student wellness and decreasing childhood obesity in the District.  Based on those results, this policy, may be revised as needed.