ADF School District Wellness Policy
Falmouth Public Schools recognizes that nutrition, physical health, and social-emotional wellbeing are linked to academic growth and achievement. The District educates all students and staff to be healthy, safe, supported, engaged, and challenged.
The District shall establish and maintain a committee representative of district stakeholders and charged with the development, communication, implementation, and monitoring of a district Wellness Plan aligned with the following guiding principles:
- Students shall have access to healthy foods and water during the school day including access to the USDA’s Child Nutrition Program.
- Students shall receive standards-based health, nutrition, and physical education that provides students with learning experiences to develop the skills to live a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.
- Students shall have access to strategies and supports to develop knowledge and skills for social-emotional health.
- Students and staff shall have opportunities to be physically active.
- Students shall have access to health services to support them in chronic conditions management, first aid, and promote wellness through school based-nursing staff.
- The District shall create and maintain healthy and safe physical environments that promote learning.
- The District is committed to establishing strong partnerships with students, employees, families, and the community to ensure engagement and involvement between school and other settings to maximize the impact of wellness programming.
The District Wellness Committee shall review and revise the District Wellness Plan at least every three (3) years and present it to the Superintendent for approval. The Wellness Committee will evaluate their interim and summative results and provide a progress report to the School Committee on an annual basis.
LEGAL REFS: Section 204 of the Healthy
Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act)
Public Law 111-296, added Section 9A to the Richard B. Russell
National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1758b)
Local School Wellness Policy Implementation
The provisions set forth in Section 204 expand upon the previous local wellness policy requirement from the Child Nutrition and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265).