The Griffin-Spalding County School System recognizes the importance that wellness plays in life for all students and staff. Evidence based literature supports the importance of physical activity and academic success of students. Furthermore, Federal law requires that the District establish a school wellness policy and develop a comprehensive plan with measurable implementation strategies that involves all pertinent areas of the District (see Form EEE-1).
The District assures that the guidelines for reimbursable meals will comply with regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture as they apply to schools. The Superintendent or designee will oversee local school compliance with federal guidelines regarding local school wellness policy requirements, including those contained in Section 204 of Public Law 108-265 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and Section 204 of Public Law 111-296 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
A. NUTRITION EDUCATION GOALS:
The District will teach, encourage, and support healthy eating habits by students.
B. STUDENT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GOALS:
The primary goal for each school’s physical activity component is to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills for specific physical activities, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate in physical activity, and understand the short-term and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
The District’s physical education program is outlined in Administrative Rule IDB (Health Education).
C. EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GOALS:
Through employee wellness initiatives, partnerships with community organizations, and local health care providers, the District will encourage healthy lifestyle by:
D. NUTRITION STANDARDS:
In order to promote healthy eating habits:
E. OTHER SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES:
1. Schools should create a healthy building environment and develop classroom management strategies that provide consistent wellness messages that are conducive to healthy eating and a physically active lifestyle. Therefore, schools should:
1.Utilizing the standard instrument developed by the District Wellness Steering Committee to monitor his/her school’s implementation of the Wellness Plan; and Maintaining records including receipts, nutrition labels, and product specifications for competitive foods sold in the schools.
Updated and Approved 11/19/2020