SUBJECT: DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY
The District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects health and well-being, children and staff, and their ability to work and learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity.
It is the policy of the Phoenix Central School District Board of Education, pursuant to the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, that:
a) Nutrition education shall be integrated into the District health curriculum at all levels consistent
with the State's health education standards.
The curriculum shall include the following goals:
1. Increase students' nutritional knowledge including, but not limited to, the benefits of
healthy eating, essential nutrition, weight management, and safe food preparation,
handling and storage; and
2. Increase students' understanding of food labels, nutritional information and
misinformation as well as commercial food advertising.
b) The benefits of physical activity shall be integrated into the instructional program at all levels,
pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and implemented within the school on a regular basis to
meet the following goals:
1. Time in the K through 5 school day for a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes of daily
supervised recess, which may be waived in the event of inclement weather;
2. Opportunities and encouragement for students to voluntarily participate in the before and
after school and/or community physical activities; and
3. The District physical education curriculum and health curriculum.
c) The District shall provide food to students in accordance with State and Federal nutritional
1. A food service program that employs trained staff;
2. Opportunities for staff to promote healthy eating habits; and
3. A clean and safe meal environment for students and staff.
d) The School District guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restrictive than
regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to the Child Nutrition
Act (42 USC Section 1779) Subsections 10(9a) and (9b) and the Richard B. Russell National
School Lunch Act (42 USC) Sections 1758(f)(1) and 1766(a)(0), as applied to schools.
e) The Board of Education shall direct the Superintendent of Schools to form a District Wellness
Committee to assess current programs and practices available in the District; identify specific
areas of need within the District; and establish a plan to respond to areas of need. District
wellness practices and procedures shall be developed in conjunction with parents, students
and representatives of the school food services program, teaching, health services and
f) The Board of Education shall direct the Superintendent of Schools to develop a regulation to
implement and evaluate this policy.
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, Public Law 108-265 Section 204
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act , 42 United States Code (USC) Section 1751 et seq.
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 United States Code (USC) Section 1771 et seq.
7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 210.10
Adoption Date: 11/16/09