- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Student Wellness Policy
The MJUSD School Wellness Council has been progressively working to bring MJUSD into compliance with The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 regulation regarding the School Wellness Policy since the 2007-2008 school year. The MJUSD School Wellness Council includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district nurses.
Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
- Nutrition Education
- Physical activity
- Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
Our Wellness Policy encourages Best Practices such as:
"School Administrators, teachers, parents, and the school community are encouraged to work together to instill healthy habits in students by enrsuring that treats, fund-raisers, and snacks are all Smart Snack compliant."
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site emphasizing the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.
Student Wellness Policy Board Presentations
Student Wellness Policy Documents
What is the difference between a Board Policy and an Administrative Regulation?
Board Policies- are statements which set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a school system. They create a framework within which the District can discharge the assigned duties with positive direction.
Administrative Regulations- are detailed directions developed to put policy into practice. They tell how, by whom, where, and when things are to be done.
Wellness Policy Exhibits