The policy the board is considering should lay out the vision/goals and legal requirements. It should not be full of details.
The administrative rule should have the details the administration needs to comply with policy legal issues and to meet the vision/goals of the board, as outlined in the policy.
Vining said he was “amazed” to hear how the committee was comprised.
- Child nutrition programs (e.g., school lunch, school breakfast, after school snack and summer food service programs) will comply with federal, state and local requirements and will be accessible to all children.
- Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide all students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
- All foods and beverages sold or served on campus will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- All foods made available on campus will adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- The school environment will be safe, comfortable and pleasing and will allow ample time and space for eating meals.
- Nutrition education will be offered as a part of a sequential, comprehensive standards-based health education program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health.
- Students will be given opportunities for physical activity during the school day through physical education (PE) classes, daily recess periods for elementary school students, physical activity breaks and the integration of physical activity into the academic curriculum.
- Schools will not withhold food or beverages as a punishment.
- Local wellness policy goals will be considered in planning all school-based activities (such as school events and field study trips.
- The district will maintain a Coordinated School Health Advisory Council (CSHAC) to assess, plan, implement and monitor district and school health policies and programs. The council will be comprised of members of the community, school representatives, students, parents, district food service employees, district health education and physical education coordinators, district nursing coordinators and school board members.
- Schools should have a local coordinated school health committee comprised of students, physical education, health education and classroom teachers; school food services managers; health services personnel; guidance personnel; families; administrators and community members to plan, implement and improve nutrition and physical activity in the school environment in accordance with the district wellness policy.
- Students Health and Fitness Act of 2005 (Chapter 10 of Title 59: Physical Education, School Health Services and Nutritional Standards - Sections 1, 2 and 3).
- Section 59-29-80 - Courses in physical education; ROTC programs.
- Section 59-29-100 - Supervision of administration of physical education program by state superintendent of education.
- Section 59-32-30 (A)(1)-(3) - Local school boards to implement comprehensive health education program; guidelines and restrictions.
- R-43-168 - Nutrition standards for elementary (K-5) school food service meals and competitive foods.
- R-43-231 - Defined program, grades K-5.
- R-43-232 - Defined program, grades 6-8.
- R-43-234 - Defined program, grades 9 - 12.
- R-43-238 - Health education requirements.
- 2009 SC Health and Safety Education Academic Standards.
- 2008 SC Physical Education Academic Standards.
- National Standards for Physical Education, NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education).
- National Health Education Standards, Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans.