Heritage Christian Academy

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Elementary Wellness Policies

Heritage Christian Academy (X0331)

Elementary Wellness Policies

Updated 10/29/19

Heritage Christian Academy is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of X0331 – Heritage Christian Academy that:

Policies in Place

Nutrition

General Guidelines

  • All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every five (5) years. Continuing education training for all food service personnel meets federal and state requirements.
  • The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere that encourages meal consumption.
  • The dining area has adequate adult supervision.
  • The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time.
  • Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action.
  • Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action.
  • The content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast is identified near or at the beginning of the serving line(s).

Lunch

  • All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies.
  • At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh.
  • Students have at least 15 minutes of “seat time” to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

During the School Day

  • Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained.
  • Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition Promotion

  • District promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP), if applicable, and promotes choosing nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day.
  • Menus are posted online (FACTS) and/or distributed to families via another method.

Physical Activity

Throughout the Day

  • Elementary school students have at least 15 minutes a day of supervised recess (not including time spent getting to and from the playground), preferably outdoors. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Family & Community

  • Community members are provided access to the district’s outdoor physical activity facilities.

Developing Policies

The following wellness policies are in the process of being developed:

Nutrition

General Guidelines

  • The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education

  • Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly.

Integrated School Based Wellness

General Guidelines

  • The local school wellness policy committee meets at least twice per year.

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making the district wide wellness policies available to the public:

  • Glenda Hamm, Chairperson
  • Kathy Sievert, Principal
  • Heidi Wolf, Teacher
  • Brian Olson, Teacher
  • Ingrid Anderson, Parent

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