Changes to District Wellness Policy

The School Health Council suggested some changes to our District Wellness Policy which were approved by our school Board this last spring. The following statements were added.

  1. Celebrations and parties:The district will provide a list of healthy party ideas to parents and teachers, including non-food celebrations
  2. Classroom snacks brought by parents:Elementary parents will be asked to send snacks for their own child, not the entire classroom.The district will provide to parents a list of snack ideas that meet the Smart Snack nutrition standards.
  3. Rewards and incentives:The District will provide teachers and relevant school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children.Food and beverages are not recommended as a reward for performance or behavior.If food is offered as a reward, a non-food item should also be offered as a choice.