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Nutrition Report - Wellness Policy & Report Card

Wellness Policy Assessment Report Card

Policy Name: Henderson County Child Nutrition

 

Section 1. Nutrition Education

Rating

NE1

There is a standards-based nutrition curriculum, health education curriculum, or other curriculum that includes nutrition.

2

NE2

All elementary school students receive nutrition education.

2

NE3

All middle school students receive nutrition education.

2

NE4

All high school students receive nutrition education.

2

NE5

Links nutrition education with the school food environment.

1

NE6

Nutrition education teaches skills that are behavior-focused.

1

NE7

Nutrition education is sequential and comprehensive in scope

1

Subtotal for
Section 1

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 7. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

100

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 7. Multiply by 100.

57



Section 2. Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals

Rating

SM1

Addresses access to the USDA School Breakfast Program.

2

SM2

Addresses compliance with USDA nutrition standards for reimbursable meals.

2

SM3

School meals meet standards that are more stringent than those required by the USDA.

2

SM4

District takes steps beyond those required by federal law/regulation to protect the privacy of students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals.

2

SM5

USDA National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program standards are described in full (or a link to the standards is provided in the wellness policy)

2

SM6

Specifies strategies to increase participation in school meal programs.

1

SM7

Addresses students leaving school during lunch periods.

2

SM8

Ensures adequate time to eat.

2

SM9

Ensures annual training for food and nutrition services staff in accordance with USDA Professional Standards.

2

SM10

Addresses school meal environment.

2

SM11

Nutrition information for school meals (e.g., calories, saturated fat, sodium, sugar) is available to students and parents.

2

SM12

Specifies how families are provided information about determining eligibility for free/reduced priced meals.

2

SM13

Recess (when offered) is scheduled before lunch in elementary schools.

1

SM14

Free drinking water is available during meals

2

Subtotal for
Section 2

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 14. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

100

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 14. Multiply by 100.

86



Section 3. Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages

Rating

NS1

Addresses compliance with USDA minimum nutrition standards for all FOODS sold to students during the school day (commonly referred to as Smart Snacks)

2

NS2

Addresses nutrition standards for all FOODS sold to students during the EXTENDED school day (includes regular school day plus after school programming and clubs. Do not count snacks provided in before/aftercare (child care) programs)

2

NS3

Addresses nutrition standards for all FOODS AND BEVERAGES served to students while attending before/aftercare on school grounds.

2

NS4

Regulates food served during classroom parties and celebrations in elementary schools.

2

NS5

Addresses compliance with USDA nutrition standards for all BEVERAGES sold to students during the school day (commonly referred to as Smart Snacks)

2

NS6

Addresses nutrition standards for all BEVERAGES sold to students during the EXTENDED school day (includes regular school day plus after school programming and clubs).

2

NS7

Addresses foods and beverages containing non-nutritive sweeteners (High School)

2

NS8

Addresses foods and beverages containing caffeine at the high school level*

*As of 2014, USDA Smart Snacks standards prohibit the sale of foods and beverages containing caffeine in elementary and middle schools.

2

NS9

USDA Smart Snack standards are described in full (or a link to the standards is provided in the wellness policy)

2

NS10

Addresses availability of free drinking water throughout the school day.

2

NS11

Regulates food sold for fundraising at all times (not only during the school day).

0

Subtotal for
Section 3

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 11. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

91

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 11. Multiply by 100.

91


 

Section 4. Physical Education and Physical Activity

Rating

PEPA1

There is a written physical education curriculum for grades K-12.

2

PEPA2

The written physical education curriculum is aligned with national and/or state physical education standards.

2

PEPA3

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all elementary school students.

2

PEPA4

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all middle school students.

2

PEPA5

Addresses time per week of physical education instruction for all high school students.

1

PEPA6

Addresses teacher-student ratio for physical education classes.

2

PEPA7

Addresses qualifications for physical education teachers for grades K-12.

2

PEPA8

District provides physical education training for physical education teachers.

2

PEPA9

Addresses physical education waiver requirements for K-12 students (e.g., substituting physical education requirement with other activities).

2

PEPA10

Addresses physical education exemptions for K-12 students.

2

PEPA11

Addresses physical education substitution requirements for K-12 students (e.g., substituting physical education requirement with other activities).

2

PEPA12

District addresses the development of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) plan at each school. Click here for information on CSPAP.

1

PEPA13

District addresses active transport for all K-12 students.

1

PEPA14

District addresses before and after school physical activity for all K-12 students.

2

PEPA15

District addresses recess.

2

PEPA16

Addresses physical activity breaks for all K-12 students.

2

PEPA17

Addresses staff involvement in physical activity opportunities at all schools.

2

PEPA18

Addresses family and community engagement in physical activity opportunities at all schools.

2

PEPA19

District provides physical activity training for all teachers.

1

PEPA20

Joint or shared-use agreements for physical activity participation at all schools.

1

Subtotal for
Section 4

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 20. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

100

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 20. Multiply by 100.

75

 

Section 5. Wellness Promotion and Marketing

Rating

WPM1

Encourages staff to model healthy eating/drinking behaviors.

2

WPM2

Addresses staff not modeling unhealthy eating/drinking behaviors.

2

WPM3

Encourages staff to model physical activity behaviors.

2

WPM4

Addresses food not being used as a reward.

1

WPM5

Addresses using physical activity as a reward.

2

WPM6

Addresses physical activity not being used as a punishment.

2

WPM7

Addresses physical activity not being withheld as a punishment.

1

WPM8

Specifies marketing/ways to promote healthy food and beverage choices.

2

WPM9

Specifies ways to promote physical activity.

2

WPM10

Specifies that family wellness activities will be planned and will include nutrition and physical activity components.

1

WPM11

On signs, scoreboards, sports equipment.

1

WPM12

In curricula, textbooks, websites used for educational purposes, or other educational materials (both printed and electronic)

1

WPM13

On exteriors of vending machines, food or beverage cups or containers, food display racks, coolers, trash and recycling containers, etc.

2

WPM14

On advertisements in school publications, on school radio stations, in-school television, computer screen savers and/or school-sponsored Internet sites, or announcements on the public announcement (PA) system.

1

WPM15

On fundraisers and corporate-sponsored programs that encourage students and their families to sell, purchase or consume products and/or provide funds to schools in exchange for consumer purchases of those products.

1

Subtotal for
Section 5

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 15. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

100

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 15. Multiply by 100.

53


 

Section 6. Implementation, Evaluation & Communication

Rating

IEC1

Establishes an ongoing district wellness committee.

2

IEC2

District wellness committee has community-wide representation.

2

IEC3

Designates one district level official accountable for ensuring each school is in compliance (ensuring that there is reporting up)

2

IEC4

Designates a leader in each school accountable for ensuring compliance within the school.

2

IEC5

Addresses annual assessment of school wellness policy implementation/progress towards wellness goals.

2

IEC6

Progress report on compliance/implementation is made to the school community (Board of Education, superintendent, principals, staff, students and parents)

2

IEC7

Progress report on compliance/implementation is made available to the public

2

IEC8

Progress report ensures transparency by including: the web address of the wellness policy, a description of each school's activities and progress towards meeting wellness goals, contact details for committee leadership and information on how to join the committee.

1

IEC9

Addresses a plan for updating policy based on best practices.

2

IEC10

Addresses methods for communicating with the public.

2

IEC11

Specifies how district will engage families to provide information and/or solicit input to meet district wellness goals (e.g., through website, e-mail, parent meetings, or events.

2

Subtotal for
Section 6

Comprehensiveness Score:
Count the number of items rated as "1"or "2" and divide this number by 11. Multiply by 100. Do not count an item if the rating is "0."

100

Strength Score:
Count the number of items rated as "2" and divide this number by 11. Multiply by 100.

91


 

Overall District Policy Score

Total Comprehensiveness
Add the comprehensiveness scores for each of the six sections above and divide this number by 6.

District Score
99

Total Strength
Add the strength scores for each of the six sections above and divide this
number by 6.

District Score
76


 
 
WELLNESS POLICY

STUDENTS                                                                                                             

09.2

Student Welfare and Wellness

The health and safety of pupils shall be a priority consideration in all Board decisions.

The Board is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect student health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. To this end, the Board supports school efforts to implement the following:

  • To the maximum extent practicable, schools will participate in available federal school meal programs.
  • Schools will provide and promote nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity and will establish linkages between health education, school meal programs, and related community services.
  • All schools containing grades K-5 or any combination thereof, shall develop and implement an individual wellness policy per KRS 160.345 and Board Policy 02.4241.

Wellness Leadership

The Superintendent/designee will direct District officials (“wellness leadership group”) to monitor compliance with this and related policies. At the school level, the Principal/designee will monitor compliance with those policies in his/her school and will report on the school's compliance as directed by the Superintendent/designee.

The wellness leadership group shall work to encourage and support all students to be physically active on a regular basis as provided by school/council policy. Each school shall review and consider evidence-based strategies to set measurable goals in providing nutrition education and engaging in nutrition promotion to positively influence lifelong eating behaviors.

Suggested language may include goals related to activities and opportunities:

  • offered at each grade level as part of a sequential, comprehensive, standards-based program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health;
  • that promote fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, healthy food preparation methods, and health-enhancing nutrition practices;
  • that emphasize caloric balance between food intake and energy expenditure (physical activity/exercise);
  • that link with school meal programs, other school foods, and nutrition-related community services; and
  • that include training for teachers and other staff.

Physical Activity and Physical Education

  • Each school council of a school containing grades K-5 or any combination thereof, or if there is no school council, the Principal, shall develop and implement a wellness policy that includes moderate to vigorous physical activity each day and encourages healthy choices among students consistent with KRS 160.345 and Board Policy 02.4241.
  • The policy may permit physical activity to be considered part of the instructional day, (not to exceed thirty (30) minutes/day or 150 minutes/week) and also in compliance with the school calendar regulation, 702 KAR 007:140 and Board Policy 08.1346.

 

District Wellness Plan/Public and Staff Input

The District shall actively seek to engage students, parents, physical and/or health education teachers, school food service professionals, school health professionals, school board members, school administrators, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing this Policy and in providing input on the District Wellness Plan.

The District shall permit community participation in the student wellness process by:

  • Making a nutrition and physical activity report to be prepared by the School Nutrition Director available to the public on the District website no later than sixty (60) days prior to the public forum covered in KRS 158.156. (702 KAR 006:090)
    • Discussing the findings of the nutrition report and physical activity report and seeking public comments during a publicly advertised special Board meeting or at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting following the release of the nutrition and physical activity reports.
    • Holding an advertised public forum by January 31 of each year, to present a plan to improve the school nutrition and physical activities in the District in accordance with KRS 158.856.

The Superintendent shall submit the wellness plan that includes a summary of the findings and recommendations of the nutrition and physical activity report as required by May 1 of each year to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).

The Wellness Plan submitted to KDE shall include within the findings and recommendations the following:

  1. Extent to which the District is in compliance with this Policy;
  2. A comparison of how the District measures up to model wellness policies provided by recognized state and national authorities; and
  3. A description of the measurable progress made towards reaching goals of the District wellness policy and addressing any gaps identified in the wellness report for the previous year.

Recordkeeping

The District and each school in the District shall maintain the following records:

  • A copy of the written wellness policy or plan;
  • Documentation on how the policy and assessments are made available to the public;
  • The most recent assessment of implementation of the policy;
  • Documentation of efforts to review and update the policy, including who was involved in the process and how stakeholders were made aware of their ability to participate; and
  • Documentation demonstrating compliance with annual public notification requirements and annual reporting to the KDE.

Standards and Nutrition Guidelines for all Foods and Beverages

Foods and beverages sold during the school day shall be done in accordance with state and federal regulations and Board Policies 07.111 and 07.12.

Standards for All Foods and Beverages Sold to Students

Foods and beverages sold or served at school shall be consistent with the state and federal regulations for school meal nutrition standards. Nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages served or sold on campus shall be maintained by the Superintendent/designee and made available upon request. The Superintendent shall designate an individual or individuals to monitor compliance of beverages and food sold ala carte with state and federal nutrition requirements.

Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.

Standards for All Foods and Beverages Provided but Not Sold to Students

  • When possible, rewards given to students shall be other than food/beverage items. When food/beverage items are used as rewards, such items shall comply with nutritional guidelines set out in 7 C.F.R 210.11 and 702 KAR 6:090. KAR 006:090.
  • Foods and beverages.
  • Foods and beverages provided in school, but not made available for sale, shall meet standards outlined in the schools’ individual wellness plan (if applicable) and will not conflict with District Policy.

Food and Beverage Marketing

All marketing on the school campus during the school day shall be of only those foods and beverages that meet the nutrition standards of the Smart Snack in School Nutrition Standards (7 C.F.R 210.11 and 702 KAR 006:090).

References:

KRS 158.850; KRS 158.854; KRS 160.290

702 KAR 006:090

  1. L. 111-296; 7 C.F.R. Part 210; 7 C.F.R. Part 220
  2. S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Related Policies:

02.4241; 07.1; 07.111; 07.12; 08.1346

Adopted/Amended: 7/17/2017

Order #:         6