Wellness Policy

There has been a lot of conversation and media attention in recent years about childhood obesity and the food and beverages available to students in schools. The real story is about nutrition and physical activity and helping students make healthy choices. The Edmonds School Board adopted a wellness policy. Procedures have been put in place that address how this policy is put into action. The District Wellness Committee developed the policy and procedure to stress nutrition education, encourage students to make healthy choices and live active lifestyles.

The policy and procedures are in response to state and federal requirements but are also the right thing to do. Poor nutrition and inactivity affect children’s health and their ability to learn. Schools provide perfect opportunities to model and reinforce healthy behaviors by encouraging healthy food choices that are consistent with nutrition recommendations along with physical education and activities.

Monthly, the District Wellness Committee assesses the implementation status of Board Policy 8600 (Local Wellness Policy) and Procedure 8600 R1 (Local Wellness Procedure). In addition, a representative of the District Wellness Committee monitors the sales of food sold to students on campus during the school day to ensure compliance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 Smart Snacks regulation. Student stores, vending machines and foods sold a la carte by the Food and Nutrition Services department are inspected annually.

Check the latest Wellness policy and procedures implementation with feedback from school principals.

We encourage you to read the Wellness Policy Frequently Asked Questions for families.
Bienestar Familiar FAQ (Preguntas Frecuentes)

You may also read the Wellness Policy Frequently Asked Questions for staff

 
 

Questions about the policy and procedures and the District Wellness Committee should be directed to Barbara Lloyd, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at (425) 431-7073.
 
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Parent Input and Participation Welcome

Would you like to learn about the regulations that govern school breakfast and lunch programs and ongoing efforts for District wellness? Parents and community members are invited to join the District Wellness Committee and/or offer input. Please contact Barbara Lloyd, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at (425) 431-7073.

Build a Healthy Plate
The 2015 Dietary Guidlines For Americans are the best science-based advice on how to eat for health. The Guidelines encourage all Americans to eat a healthy diet and be physically active. Improving what you eat and being active will help to reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and obesity.

www.choosemyplate.gov
 
For more information, go to:
www.DietaryGuidelines.gov
www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
www.Health.gov/paguidelines
www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-smart-snacks

 
Physical Fitness
For more information about Health, Physical Education and Move 60!, go to www.edmonds.wednet.edu/PhysEd

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