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1 Meeting the Healthier US School Challenge A Guide for Minnesota Schools Part Six: Other Requirements Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for every one.

2 Nutrition Education education.state.mn.us 2 Must be provided for all award levels Should involve classroom learning, cafeteria-based information and home and family education

3 Elementary school (K-5) –All award levels: provided to all full-day students Middle school (6-8) –Bronze and Silver levels: offered in one or more grades –Gold and Gold Award of Distinction: offered in two or more grades High school (9-12) –All award levels: offered in two courses required for graduation Classroom Nutrition Education Criteria education.state.mn.us 3

4 Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum –For grades one through six –Posters for the classroom and cafeteria, parent handouts Nutrition Voyage: The Quest to Be Our Best –Designed for 7 th and 8 th grades –Meets standards for math, science, English language arts Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help –For school staff, parents, students Just the Facts! –Fact sheets about meal requirements Curriculum Material education.state.mn.us 4

5 Structured physical education must be provided for all students, all grade levels, for all award levels, throughout the school year Structured physical activity other than physical education classes may also be included for part of the physical education requirement. Structured physical activity is –Moderate to vigorous –Planned by a certified PE teacher –Conducted by a teacher (not necessarily a PE teacher) –In increments of at least 10 minutes –Counts as EITHER PE or physical activity Physical Education education.state.mn.us 5

6 Bronze and Silver Awards: –At least 45 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 20 minutes from structured physical activity Gold Award: –At least 90 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 45 minutes from structured physical activity Gold Award of Distinction: –At least 150 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 45 minutes from structured physical activity Elementary Requirements education.state.mn.us 6

7 Bronze and Silver Awards: –At least 45 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 20 minutes from structured physical activity Gold Award: –At least 90 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 45 minutes from structured physical activity Gold Award of Distinction: –At least 150 minutes PE per week per grade –Up to 45 minutes from structured physical activity Middle and High School Requirements education.state.mn.us 7

8 Different from structured physical activity Additional optional opportunities available to students, in and out of school Elementary Schools: provided every day for every full-day student Middle/High Schools: opportunities every day for all students; active promotion to participate Discipline or punishment does not include forced participation in or denial of physical activity Physical Activity education.state.mn.us 8

9 If the school is certified for Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy School Program, include a copy of the award to meet the requirements for nutrition education and physical education and activity Check out the opportunities at https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ Alliance for a Healthier Generation education.state.mn.us 9

10 Handout 8 education.state.mn.us 10

11 Brief statements needed about –how the Wellness Policy is being implemented (3 ways) –how parents, students, school staff and administrators, community members are involved in implementing the policy –how the school-level policy is more stringent than the district policy (if it is) Local Wellness Policies education.state.mn.us 11

12 No food rewards –Policy must clearly prohibit the use of ANY food as a reward –Brief statement about how this is implemented No use of physical activity as punishment –Neither forced activity nor denial –Brief statement about how this is implemented Content of Wellness Policies education.state.mn.us 12

13 All award levels: current competitive food rules from USDA followed in the school cafeteria Gold/Gold Award of Distinction: rules followed throughout the school, all day Fundraising: mostly non-food items sold. Food items meet HUSSC standards Competitive Foods education.state.mn.us 13

14 Some foods allowed with few restrictions –Extra portions of fruits and vegetables that meet menu requirements –NOT FRIED –Sauces and dips must be calculated Milk, juice and water with minor restrictions –See Handout 9 Competitive Foods Generally Allowed education.state.mn.us 14

15 Total fat: 35% or less of calories Saturated fat: less than 10% of calories Trans fats: none or less than.5g/serving Sugar: 35% or less by weight Sodium: –Bronze/Silver/Gold: 480 mg (side dish/snack) or 600 mg (entrée) –Gold Award of Distinction: 200 mg (side dish/snack) or 480 mg (entrée) Portion size/calories: less than 200 calories/package or NSLP portion Competitive Foods Standards education.state.mn.us 15

16 ation.htmlhttp://teamnutrition.usda.gov/HealthierUS/applic ation.html Have Nutrition Facts labels ready Need Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer DO NOT USE FOR BEVERAGES. Use Handout 9 instead. Competitive Foods Calculator education.state.mn.us 16

17 Easy to use instructions! PRINT the list and add it to your file or notebook Using the Calculator education.state.mn.us 17

18 Schools must demonstrate commitments to overall healthy school environments through implementation of best practices Number of best practices required differs by award level –Bronze: 2 Silver: 4 Gold: 6 –Gold Award of Distinction: 8 See Handout 10. Read the descriptions carefully. Other Criteria for Excellence education.state.mn.us 18

19 You have completed the session on additional criteria. Use Handouts 8, 9 and 10 to help you check your readiness to apply. Use the calculator to evaluate your competitive foods. Keep good notes. Session 7: Requirements of the school district DONE! education.state.mn.us 19


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