Presentation on theme: "Health in All Policies Panel / Healthy Food for All Summit Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Sarah Wright re:TH!NKing Nutrition and Physical Activity in School."— Presentation transcript:
Health in All Policies Panel / Healthy Food for All Summit Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Sarah Wright re:TH!NKing Nutrition and Physical Activity in School Policies
Through effective community collaboration, we create an environment that enables healthy lifestyle choices and deters substance abuse in order to improve the quality of life for all Winnebago County residents. re:TH!NK Mission
Drug & Alcohol PreventionYouth EngagementTobacco Prevention Mental Health AccessNutrition & Healthy FoodActive Communities
Goals for School Policies Promote sustainability of healthy living programs by integrating language into policies supporting: nutrition (e.g. farm to school) physical activity (e.g. active classrooms)
Sample School Wellness Policy Language School Food Service, in partnership with other school departments and community organizations, will work to creatively market and promote locally-produced food to students, through activities such as: Developing cafeteria themes relating to local farmers and products grown in the region. Hosting cafeteria tasting events for students to sample local and/or new healthy food items. Hosting farmers in the cafeteria and classroom.
Sample School Wellness Policy Language The School District strives to have a comprehensive curriculum approach to nutrition in kindergarten through ninth grade. All instructional staff will be encouraged to integrate nutrition themes into lessons. These nutrition themes include but are not limited to: Understanding fresh, local, sustainably grown food Agricultural education and school gardens Understanding food systems
Sample School Wellness Policy Language The District will support daily activity for all students through: A quality physical education program Daily recess for grades kindergarten through eight Integrated classroom physical activity opportunities Safe routes to school Use of school facilities during non-school hours
Other School Policy Considerations For all foods sold in school outside the school meals programs Applies only during the school day (up to 30 minutes after) Vending machines, a la carte lines, fundraisers New nutrition standards effective 2014-2015 School Year
Other School Policy Considerations Sample Language All items sold to students [in school]… within, prior to, and 30 minutes following the school day must adhere to the District Nutrition Standards.
Other School Policy Considerations Food Service Purchasing Language: Include "preferential purchasing of locally grown, sustainably-produced foods" language in your bid specifications or contract language Require that “local” foods be identified by source or origin, such as farm name, state, zip code or region where food was grown/produced. Require an accounting of locally grown foods that are sold to you within a designated time frame
Other School Policy Considerations Food Service Purchasing Language: Supporting locally-grown Pittsburg, CA: “The Director of child Nutrition shall ensure that meals served within the federally reimbursable meal program are designed to include fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods from local sources to the greatest extent possible, within available funds.”