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Nottingham School Wellness and Physical Activity Informational Meeting Thursday, March 12, 2009.

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1 Nottingham School Wellness and Physical Activity Informational Meeting Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 NSD Wellness Policy Nutrition Education Physical Activity All Foods Available on School Campus School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Wellness

3 Nutrition Education Influence healthy eating behaviors Health education curriculum standards Consistent nutrition messages Model healthy eating and living Engages food service program Integrated units of study within content areas

4 Physical Activity Opportunity to develop knowledge, skill for specific physical activity, maintain physical fitness, regularly participate, understand benefits Encourage students to get 60 minutes of physical activity in a day Daily recess period – 20 minutes Physical Education Class Integration into the academic curriculum Co-curricular athletics Engage in bodily-kinesthetic activities

5 Physical Education Instruction based on Physical Best Program –Basic Training Principles –Aerobic Fitness –Muscular Strength and Endurance –Flexibility –Assessing Fitness Knowledge –Self-responsibility and Attitudes Kindergarten – weekly for 20 minutes Grades 1- 6 – weekly for 45 minutes Grades 7 & 8 – three rotations of 15 days * Physical Education schedule commensurate with schools in the state.

6 Integration into the academic curriculum Engage in bodily-kinesthetic activities within the classroom

7 All Foods Available on School Campus Provide nutritious, fresh food and improves upon the USDA and state dietary guidelines. Nutritional standards for foods and beverages Educational experiences support curriculum implementation Student observances celebrated through a variety of activities (other than the use of food)

8 Provide nutritious, fresh food Pear Bear Program – –Increasing elementary aged students’ selection of fruit and vegetables and introduces the students to speed walking –Reduced priced pears for school and parents –Partnership with USDA and Northwest Pear Bureau –School participation begins this spring

9 School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Wellness create an environment that provides consistent wellness messages and conducive to eating healthy eating and being physically active Clean, safe, enjoyable meal environment Provide adequate time to enjoy meals Prohibit food as a reward Serve as role models Recognize the importance of daily recess Explore and promote activities beyond the school day

10 Wider Horizons Wellness Grant for Staff National Recess Week Pear Bear Program – Speed Walking

11 Wellness Policy Profile

12 Developmentally Appropriate Daily Physical Activity Policy Excerpt from Ed … a)Adopt a written policy relative to developmentally appropriate physical activities and exercise… b)Recommend that all students in elementary school through high school and suggests all staff at the schools participate in developmentally appropriate physical activity and exercise for a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes each day…


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