All staff in the School District is encouraged to model healthful eating and physical activity as a valuable part of daily life. To meet this goal, the School District adopts this school wellness policy with the commitments to nutrition, nutrition education, physical activity, and other school based activities that support student and staff wellness.
Educational lessons and practical activities that complement each other are integral parts of effective school-based nutrition education. Classroom lessons are paired with hands-on opportunities for students to experience, practice and be actively involved in learning about food, diets and health.
This comprehensive approach helps create positive attitudes and skills and helps pave the way for carrying healthy habits beyond school and into adulthood.
School-based food and nutrition education programmes encourage and empower children and their communities to take ownership of their own diets and food choices and become agents of change in local food systems.