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(L-R) Julie Behnke (Food Service Director), Liz Mattison, Amy Shaw, Tina Hirte, Christine Greenwood, Carol Christensen

SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY 458

Nutrition and physical activity are known to influence a child's development, potential for learning, overall sense of well-being, and risk of illness through adulthood. Students who practice good nutrition and engage in daily physical activity attend school with bodies and minds ready to take advantage of the learning environment. The School District of Wausaukee  therefore, encourages all members of the community to help create and support a school environment that emphasizes healthy, lifelong habits of good nutrition and physical activity.

The District Wellness Committee, under the guidance of the District Administrator,  is responsible for the development, implementation, communication, and ongoing evaluation of the Wellness Policy.  It’s members will work as a team to develop annual goals specific to the individual wellness aspects as outlined in the USDA federal mandate.  

Standards and nutrition promotion guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day are outlined in District Policy#374, Student Fundraising Activities. The district’s local standards and nutrition guidelines are regulated by the “smart snacks” rule issued by the USDA. To promote the health and well-being of District students, the District has adopted the following school wellness goals:

Physical Activity Goals: The District shall provide students with regular, varied, and inclusive opportunities to engage in physical activity. The primary purpose of the District’s physical activity goals is to help students develop their knowledge, experience, and interest in specific physical activities and to obtain and appreciate the benefits of personal fitness. Specifically, the District shall:

  1. Provide a comprehensive physical education curriculum that is available to all K-12 students and that teaches the importance of physical exercise and exposes students to a wide range of physical activities.

  2. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that involve and promote

physical exercise and activity, including interscholastic athletics.The District’s specific participation goal

is over half of eligible students will participate in an extracurricular activity  that promotes that promotes

physical exercise. This goal will be pursued through action steps in annual planning.

  1. When physical activity opportunities are offered to students on a voluntary basis, the District shall make

efforts to publicize and encourage student participation.

  1. Provide students, staff, and community members/groups an opportunity to use District facilities outside

of school hours for physical exercise and other health and wellness-related activities in accordance with

the District’s facilities use policy and procedures. The District will promote awareness of the
opportunities for facilities use by placing them on our website.

  1. See annual Wellness goals for specific activities in a given year.  

 

Nutrition Education Goals: The District intends to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate the benefits of and make sound decisions related to eating habits and nutrition.Specifically, the District shall:

  1. Provide age-appropriate instruction in nutrition and health education that gives students knowledge of  the human body and the means to maintain lifelong health, including good nutrition, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyles.

  2. See annual Wellness goals for specific activities in a given year.

 

Nutrition Promotion Goals: The District shall provide resources and opportunities for students, staff, and others to develop and practice healthy eating habits within the school environment, at home, and in other community settings. Specifically, the District shall:

  1. Limit the availability of food and beverages with minimal nutritional value to students on school premises before the start of the school day, during the school day, and within 30 minutes after the school day.

    1. All such foods and beverages offered for sale outside of the school meal programs shall meet

at least the minimum nutritional standards of the USDA for foods sold in schools (the “smart

snacks” rules), except that the building principal may approve (to the extent authorized by the

DPI’s fundraiser exception and by District guidelines) a limited number of student organization

fundraisers involving the sale of food or beverage items at these times that do not meet the

minimum nutrition standards. Any approved exempt fundraiser involving the sale of food or

beverages shall not occur in the food service area during the meal periods.

  1. All such food and beverages that are served or distributed (i.e., not sold) shall comply with the

District’s minimum nutritional guidelines for such items (e.g., including food served or distributed

in connection with school or classroom celebrations).

 

  1. To the extent required by applicable federal regulations, limit food and beverage marketing on the

school campus to only the promotion of food and beverages that meet the nutritional standards for
school meals or the District’s nutrition guidelines for food and beverages sold to students outside of the
school meal programs.

 

  1. Provide healthy eating and other wellness-related resources to students, staff, parents and guardians,

and community members through school publications, school activities, and school websites.

 

  1. See annual Wellness goals for specific activities in a given year.

 

School Food Program Goals: The District shall encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for students by implementing nutritious, educationally sound, and financially-accountable food and nutrition programs. Specifically, the District shall:

 

  1. Ensure that all students have access to healthy food and beverage choices on scheduled school days,

at reasonable prices. All reimbursable school meals provided through the school food service program

shall meet at least the minimum nutritional standards set forth in federal child nutrition program rules
and regulations.

 

  1. Ensure the integrity of the school food service program by limiting food and beverage sales for students

that are in direct competition with the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

 

  1. See annual Wellness goals for specific activities in a given year.

 

Other School-Based Activity Goals that Promote School Wellness:

 

  1. See annual Wellness goals for specific employee health and wellness activities in a given year.  

 

Student, Staff, and Community Involvement; Evaluation, Reporting, and Communication Related to the District Wellness Policy:

 

The District shall:

  1. Involve school administrators, teachers (including physical education and health education teachers), school food service staff, school health professionals (i.e., the registered nurse(s) serving the schools), students, parents and guardians, school board members, and other interested members of the school community in the development, implementation, and periodic review and updating of the District’s school wellness policy, nutrition guidelines, and related wellness plans. This shall be done through School Wellness Committee.

  2. Inform students, staff, parents and guardians, and the public of the District’s school wellness policy and nutrition guidelines via the District website and via at least one annual inclusion of appropriate reference information (that identifies where/how an interested person can obtain the District policy, reports, and other wellness–related information) within school/District handbooks, newsletters, or another similar method of providing active notice.

  3. Prepare an annual school wellness progress report that describes each school’s progress toward meeting the District’s wellness policy goals over the previous school year and that includes all other content required by applicable federal regulations.

  4. At least once every three years, conduct a comprehensive assessment of the District’s wellness policy and its implementation in each school. The assessment and the resulting report will include all content required by the applicable federal regulations.

  5. Make each annual school wellness report and each triennial assessment available to the public through posting the reports on the District website in a reasonably prominent manner.

School officials, Patrick Edlbeck, Wellness Committee Chair and Noreen Krisher, School Nurse are responsible for the implementation and oversight of the school wellness policy to ensure compliance. The school officials fully understand the local school wellness policy requirements of the National School Lunch Act, and have the authority and responsibility to facilitate the development and updating of the local wellness policy.The School Board delegates primary administrative oversight of this policy to the Wellness Committee,  the Business Manager, and the  District Administrator, who shall:

  1. Monitor District-wide implementation of the District’s school wellness policy, nutrition guidelines, and related wellness plans;

  2. Oversee the review and evaluation of the wellness policy and its implementation at regular intervals as required by law, including the timely preparation of the District’s annual progress reports and triennial assessments;

  3. Periodically review the composition of, and convene as needed, the group of community-based stakeholders identified above;

  4. Establish recordkeeping procedures that are consistent with applicable federal regulations;

  5. Keep the Board informed of the District’s and individual schools’ progress toward the school wellness policy goals and of any recommendations for policy changes and improvements, such as any recommended changes that are based on the results of an annual report or triennial assessment.

Building principals are responsible for ensuring school compliance with the District’s school wellness policy, nutrition guidelines and related wellness plans and for submitting required progress reports on school compliance to the Business Manager and District Administrator.

Updates regarding all wellness goals and policies are available on the district’s website and are printed in the school’s newsletter.

LEGAL REFERENCES

WISCONSIN STATUTES

  • Section 93.49 [farm-to-school programs]

  • Section 118.01(2)(d)2 [instructional program goals related to nutrition and physical education]

  • Section 118.12 [sales and promotions on school premises, including the sale of milk and other beverages]

  • Section 118.33 [high school graduation requirements, including physical education]

  • Section 120.13(17) [school board power to authorize the temporary use of school facilities, including the recreational use of school facilities]

  • Section 120.13(19) [school board power to provide community programs]

  • Section 121.02(1)(f) [school district standard; minimum hours of direct student instruction]

  • Section 121.02(1)(j) [school district standard; health and physical education]

 

WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

  • PI 8.01(2)(j)2 [physical education rules]

  • Student Fundraising Activities  - Policy #374

  • 2016/2017 Wellness Goals - Adopted 08/10/2016

 

FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS



 

Adopted: May 13, 2015

Revised: April, 2017

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM. and consists of a choice of two cereals, oatmeal, fruit, milk, juice, and one of the following (offered at different times): toast, french toast, cheese omelets, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, yogurt, muffins, pancakes, breakfast burrito, or ham & cheese sandwich.  With the very reasonable price of $1.30 for full price or $.30 for  reduced, it’s hard to feed your child at home for less!

Lunch is served at 10:55 AM to 11:20 AM for 4K-1st, 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM 2nd - 3rd, 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM 4th-6th grades. Student 7th -12th grade lunch schedule is as follows: Monday: 11:21 AM -11:51 AM, Tuesday and  Wednesday 11:38 AM - 12:08 PM and Thursday and Friday 11:25 AM - 11:55 AM.   Students have their choice of two meals daily on two separate serving lines. Students pick the line with the meal of their choice. All meals are made from scratch with the exception of pizza and some patties. Homemade bread or buns are served with most meals, with butter and peanut butter available. (Bread not available with every meal).  Fresh or canned fruit and vegetables are served every day with one baked dessert a week. All meals are served with ½ pint of milk,(skim white, 1% white, or skim chocolate). 

Visit your cafeteria! It’s fun to have breakfast or lunch with your children. You’re always welcome to join us. Be sure to check with the District office to find out about security procedures and to purchase a meal ticket. 

Julie Behnke, Food Service Director, can be reached  at 715-856-5151 ext. 314. E-mail behnkej@wausaukee.k12.wi.us.

Lunch Menu

Non-Discrimination Statement

 “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

 

 CLICK HERE For complete Nondiscrimation Statement.

Breakfast :    Student (full price)= $1.30 Students (reduced)=$.30 Adults= $1.60

Lunch:  Students EC-grade 6 (full price)= $2.6Students (7-12 full price)= $2.75   Students K-12 (reduced price)= $.40   Students (7-12 double lunch)= $2.60                

 Adults=$4.00 Additional milk=$.30                                                             

Please review the meal application carefully available in the district, jr/sr high and elementary offices. Much of our school funding is based on the number of students qualifying. Students on free and reduced charges really help out the School District of Wausaukee because of our reimbursement and funding rates from the state.

 

Parents and Students,

 

Welcome Back! Hope everyone had a great summer. We again had Summer Food Service which was timed along with Summer School. Thank you, to all who participated in our program.  Now that summer is nearing the end and we are preparing for another year full of fun, friends and learning.  We hope everyone participates in our National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.

 

Breakfast is served every day from 7:30 am to 8:20 am. This program requires us to serve students a healthy nutritious breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day: we all need to fuel our bodies to start the day off right. Our breakfast can help ease the stress of trying to feed your children before they leave for school by saving you time. It is also an affordable meal. We offer a variety of breakfast foods such as: cold cereals, oatmeal, muffins, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, toast pancakes, French toast, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, cheese, and breakfast meat. Fruit, juice and milk are served with every breakfast.

 

Lunch is served different times per age group.  Our lunch periods start at 10:55 am daily and our last group is served at 12:10 pm. We offer students two choices most days which enables students to have a personal choice. We participate in the “offer vs serve” method.  This means we offer five different food groups and students are required to choose at least three of the five. This method is helpful to reduce food waste. Under USDA laws students are required to take a fruit or vegetable choice. Is it helpful to go over the menu with you child and help them decide which meals are suited for them. The menus are available on the school website at wausaukee.k12.wi.us or in the school’s offices. Also menus are sent home bi-monthly with elementary students throughout the school year.

Please notify me and the school nurse if there are any allergies your child may have. If there are any questions or concerns involving the food service program, please feel free to contact me at (715) 856-5151 ext. 314 or email me at behnkej@wausaukee.k12.wi.us.  We encourage you to visit the school cafeteria! You are always welcome to join us to have lunch with your student. Meal tickets can be purchased at the District Office.

 

Thank you!

 

Julie Behnke

Food Service Director