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Wellness Committee Meeting Agenda December 16, 2019
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
Wellness Committee Agenda
December 16, 2019
District Office P-17
Purpose of the Committee
a. Required for all districts participating in the National School Lunch Program
b. Committee appointed by the Superintendent or designee to:
Assist with policy development on student wellness
Advise the District on health-related issues, activities, policies and programs
May include planning and implementing activities to promote health within the school community
Child Nutrition Services Update - Johnna Jenkins, Director of Child Nutrition Services
Update on Physical Education Programs
a. Presentation from Shandrea Degen, Physical Education Teacher at VCHS
b. Summary of Programs that Promote Physical Activity outside the Normal PE Program – Jon Petersen, Chief Business Officer
Update on the Activities of the HOSA-Future Health Professionals at VCHS – Sarah Bowling
2019-2020 VCPUSD Wellness Committee Roster
VCPUSD 2019 - 2020
Wellness Committee Roster
Chairman: Jon Petersen, Chief Business Officer
Administration: Maria Cordero, Director of Special Projects
School Board Representative: Julie Stroh
School Principal: Mark Hailwood, Valley Center High School
School Food Service Professional: Johnna Jenkins, Director of Child Nutrition Services
Teacher Representative: Kathy Yarush, Valley Center Primary School
Classified Staff: Estela Torres, LVN at Valley Center Middle School
Student Representative: Sarah Bowling, Valley Center High School
Parent Representative: Julie Peyton, Valley Center High School
Health Professional: Zahra Rassouli, District Nurse
Wellness Committee Meeting - December 16, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Valley Center-Pauma Unified District Office, P-17
Previous Wellness Committee Agendas
5-14-19 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
6-4-18 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
4-19-18 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
5-8-17 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
3-7-17 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
1-31-17 Wellness Committee Agenda.docx
VCPUSD WellSAT Scores
VCPUSD PROMOTES PHYSICAL FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS REPORT- MAY
Wellness Policy Designated Contact & USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
Designated Wellness Policy Contact:
John Petersen, CBO
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
28751, Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Board Policy BP 5030 Students Wellness
The Governing Board recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.
The Board’s policy related to student wellness shall be developed with the involvement of parents/guardians, students, school food service professionals, school administrators, Board representatives, and members of the public. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The Superintendent or designee may appoint a wellness committee consisting of representatives of the above groups. The committee may also include district administrators, health professionals, school nurses, health educators, physical education teachers, counselors, and/or others interested in school health issues.
The wellness committee shall assist with policy development and advise the district on health-related issues, activities, policies, and programs. At the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, the charges may include planning and implementing activities to promote health within the school or community.
Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Goals
The Board shall adopt goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that the district determines appropriate. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The district’s nutrition education and physical education programs shall be based on research, consistent with the expectations established in the state’s curriculum frameworks, and designed to build the skills and knowledge that all students need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Skills based nutritional education shall be integrated within the curriculum and taught at every grade level (K-12), enabling students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy food choices for a lifetime. Nutrition education will incorporate lessons helping children acquire skills for reading food labels and menu planning.
Students will be provided adequate time (minimum of 20 minutes) to eat lunch. Appropriate supervision shall be provided in cafeterias and lunch areas, and rules for safe behavior shall be consistently enforced.
All students in grades K-12 shall be provided physical education per the California educational code. This includes a minimum of 200 minutes per 10 school days for grades 1 - 6, 400 minutes per 10 school days for grades 7-8 and two years of physical education for grades 9-12. Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education, recess, school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before- and after-school programs, and other structured and unstructured activities.
The Superintendent or designee shall encourage staff to serve as positive role models. He/she shall promote and may provide opportunities for regular physical activity among employees.
All staff involved in physical education shall be provided adequate training in PE. Professional development shall include instructional strategies that assess health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors. These measures shall include an analysis of physical education participation.
The Superintendent or designee will establish a district procedure for site principals, physical education and all teachers concerning authorized student activities during adverse weather conditions. This policy will delineate approved activities based on rising heat-index ratings, as well as activities during other adverse conditions such as cold, wet and windy conditions.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that ongoing professional development in the area of food and nutrition is provided for food service managers and staff.
To encourage consistent health messages between the home and school environment, the Superintendent or designee may disseminate health information to parents/guardians through district or school newsletters, handouts, parent/guardian meetings, the district or school web site, and other communications. Outreach to parents/guardians shall emphasize the relationship between student health and academic performance. Information about the nutritional content of meals will be publicized and shared with students, parents, and staff.
The Board prohibits the marketing and advertising of non-nutritious foods and beverages through signage, vending machine fronts, logos, scoreboards, school supplies, advertisements in school publications, coupon or incentive programs, or other means.
Nutrition Guidelines for Foods Available at School (From midnight to one-half hour after school)
The Board shall adopt nutrition guidelines selected by the district for all foods available on each campus during the school day, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. (42 USC 1751 Note)
The Board believes that foods and beverages available to students at district schools should support the health curriculum and promote optimal health. Nutrition standards adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold to students, including foods and beverages provided through the district’s food service program, student stores, vending machines, or other venues, shall meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Schools shall label/mark healthy food items available so students know which items are healthy. The healthiest choices, such as salads and fruit, will be prominently displayed in the cafeterias to encourage students to make healthy choices.
The Child Nutrition Department shall provide periodic food promotions to encourage taste testing of healthy new foods being introduced on the menu. Students shall have the opportunity to provide input on local, cultural, and ethnic favorites.
The Superintendent or designee shall encourage school organizations to use healthy food items or non-food items for fundraising purposes. He/she also shall encourage school staff to avoid the use of non-nutritious foods as a reward for students’ academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide access to free, potable water during meal times in the food service area in accordance with Education Code 38086 and 42 USC 1758, and shall encourage students’ consumption of water by educating them about the health benefits of water and serving water in an appealing manner.
School staff shall encourage parents/guardians or other volunteers to support the district’s nutrition education program by focusing classroom celebrations on activities, rather than food. Foods and beverages served at school or classroom celebrations are encouraged to meet the District’s Nutritional Standards for fat, sugar, calories, and sodium content. Class parties or celebrations should be held after the lunch period when possible. Nutritional standards will be listed on the District’s website.
Guidelines for Reimbursable Meals
Foods and beverages provided through federally reimbursable school meal programs shall meet or exceed federal regulations and guidance issued pursuant to 42 USC 1758(f)(1), 1766(a), and 1779(a) and (b), as they apply to schools. (42 USC 1751 Note)
In order to maximize the district’s ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, all district schools shall participate in available federal school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, to the extent possible.
Program Implementation and Evaluation
The Superintendent shall establish a plan for measuring implementation of the policy. The Superintendent shall designate at least one person within the district and at each school who is charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school sites implement the district’s wellness policy. (42 USC 1751 Note) The Wellness Committee shall include stakeholders and shall meet a minimum of two times annually to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the policy.
The Superintendent or designee shall recommend for Board approval specific quality indicators that will be used to measure the implementation of the policy districtwide and at each district school. These measures shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the nutritional content of meals served; student participation rates in school meal programs; any sales of non-nutritious foods and beverages in fundraisers or other venues outside the district’s meal programs; results from physical fitness assessments, descriptions of wellness activities, and feedback from food service personnel, school administrators, the school health council, parents/guardians, students, and other appropriate persons.
The Superintendent or designee shall report to the Board at least every two years on the implementation of this policy and any other Board policies related to nutrition and physical activity. This policy shall be revised as necessary.
Each school shall post the district’s policies and regulations on nutrition and physical activity in public view within all school cafeterias or in other central eating areas. (Education Code 49432)
A summary of nutrition and physical activity laws and regulations prepared by the California Department of Education, will be posted on the district website.
33350-33354 CDE responsibilities re: physical education
49430-49434 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001
49490-49493 School breakfast and lunch programs
49500-49505 School meals
49530-49536 Child Nutrition Act
49540-49546 Child care food program
49547-49548.3 Comprehensive nutrition services
49550-49561 Meals for needy students
49565-49565.8 California Fresh Start pilot program
49570 National School Lunch Act
51222 Physical education
51223 Physical education, elementary schools
51795-51796.5 School instructional gardens
51880-51921 Comprehensive health education
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
15500-15501 Food sales by student organizations
15510 Mandatory meals for needy students
15530-15535 Nutrition education
15550-15565 School lunch and breakfast programs
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1751-1769 National School Lunch Program, especially:
1751 Note Local wellness policy
1758b Local wellness policy
1771-1791 Child Nutrition Act, including:
1773 School Breakfast Program
1779 Rules and regulations, Child Nutrition Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7
210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program
220.1-220.23 National School Breakfast Program
CSBA POLICY BRIEFS
Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools, Policy Brief, March 2013
The New Nutrition Standards: Implications for Student Wellness Policies, November 2005
Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. 2005
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Healthy Children Ready to Learn, January 2005
Health Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 1994
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PUBLICATIONS
School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2004
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION (NASBE) PUBLICATIONS
Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
Team Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Services, Changing the Scene, Improving the School Nutrition Environment: A Guide to Local Action, 2000
California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu
California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov
Dairy Council of California: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org
National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity: http://www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/nana.html
National Association of State Boards of Education: http://www.nasbe.org
National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org
School Nutrition Association: http://www.schoolnutrition.org
Society for Nutrition Education: http://www.sne.org
U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellnesspolicy_steps.html
Adopted: June 8, 2006
Revised: August 9, 2007
Revised: April 19, 2012
Revised: May 12, 2016
Designated Wellness Policy Contact- Jon Petersen, Chief Business Officer, 28751 Cole Grade Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082 (760-749-0464)