wellnessPolicy.ppt - School Wellness Policy Elements Release of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 Wellness Policy Requirement Overview Public

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School Wellness Policy Elements Release of the Healthy, Hunger Free- Kids Act of 2010
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Wellness Policy Requirement Overview Public Involvement Nutrition Guidelines Nutrition Education Nutrition Promotion Public Notification Monitoring and Evaluation
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Public Involvement LEAs are now required to permit teachers of PE and school health professionals as well as parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators, and the public to participate in the development of wellness policies. The act also expanded the purpose of the team of collaborators beyond the development of a local wellness policy to also include the implementation of the local wellness policy with periodic review and updates. Policy 1
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Collaborative community team to develop, implement and review policy Team should include: Parents Teachers Physical Education Instructors School Foodservice Professionals Students School Board members and Administration Community members Public Involvement 1
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Best Practices A school wellness team or council is essential to be formed These councils can be formed at the district or school building level. These groups typically have 10-20 members and include school staff, community members, family members and students
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Best Practices As you get ready to convene a wellness team or add to the mission of a current group, think about the following membership criteria: Demonstrated interest in healthy youth Parent or student Knowledge, skills, resources Willingness to devote time to regular meetings Representative of the student population Credibility/leadership within the school community Authority to make decisions or commit resources to address food offerings, PE, access to PA, health education and staff wellness Passionate
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Best Practices The council might include: A building level administrator and another staff member wiling to take on the leadership of the group Nutrition/foodservice staff person PE instructors/Health Instructors School nurse Custodians Parents Students Community members with expertise or an interest Local coalitions and parks and recreation department Guidance/counseling and social service providers Safety compliance officers Healthy school environment promoters Staff wellness advocates
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Tips for Team Management Meet with your team every 4-6 weeks (minimum of 4 times/year) Consider a brief standing meeting at the same time and place Have an agenda and keep meeting minutes to distribute to team Make sure members feel a part of decision-making and action plan implantation Recognize members for their accomplishments Consider dividing team up to work on actions from action plan that interest them (see check lists for school wellness committee, Tab #4)
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Nutrition Guidelines LEAs are now required to include nutrition guidelines to promote student health and reduce childhood obesity for all foods available in each school district.
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