The School Board of Pasco County
Bylaws & Policies
 

8510 - STUDENT WELLNESS POLICY

The Board is committed to provide a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices. The District shall promote school environments that encourage and protect children's health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthful nutrition and physical activity.

The Board establishes the following goals in an effort to enable students to adopt good health and nutrition habits:

 A.With regard to nutrition education, healthful living skills shall be taught through interdisciplinary programs in all grade levels based upon State standards and benchmarks.

 B.With regard to physical education and physical activity, physical education and physical activity shall be an essential element of all schools' curriculum. The instructional program will instill patterns of meaningful physical activity which foster a healthy lifestyle.

 C.With regard to other school-based activities, school-based activities shall support and value the social and emotional well-being of students, families, and staff to build a healthy school environment.

 D.With regard to nutrition standards, schools shall take action to promote nutritious food and beverage choices consistent with the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. School meals served shall be consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and shall meet the nutrition requirements and regulations for the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program and all applicable State and local laws and regulations.

The Superintendent will establish and support a wellness council to oversee development, implementation, and evaluation of the wellness guidelines.

The wellness council shall conduct reviews of the progress toward school wellness guidelines, identify areas for improvement, and revise guidelines as necessary.

The wellness council shall prepare and submit an annual report to the Board regarding the progress toward implementation of the school wellness policy.

42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.
F.S. 1001.41(2), 1001.42, 1001.43, 1006.06, 1006.0605, 1006.0606
F.A.C. 6A-7.0411
P.L. 108-265, Section 204