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Wellness Policy - Board Policy EEE

Wellness Council Meetings:

​A District Wellness Council was formed to implement and update the Wellness Policy. It is a Federal requirement that all districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program have a Wellness Policy. The council is comprised of stakeholders representing school nutrition, student health services, health and physical education, athletics, communications, and parents of the school community.

Community stakeholders may attend the meetings and/or submit input on the Wellness Policy to schoolnutrition@fultonschools.org​

Wellness Policy

​​​Policy Detail:
The Board of Education recognizes the importance of healthy students, by supporting comprehensive wellness, which includes good nutrition, regular physical activity and other school based activities that are designed to promote student wellness, as part of the total learning environment.

​​​Wellness Council:
The district will have a Wellness Council to engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, the school board, administrators, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing districtwide
nutrition and physical activity policy, goals and practices for comprehensive school health. The council’s purpose should be to address health issues using a coordinated approach to improve student health and wellness. Each local school is encouraged to have a school level Wellness Council. The Wellness Council may be an independent council or committee incorporated into an existing school council or committee.​

​​​School Food:
School meals, extra sale items and after school snacks will meet federal, state, and local regulations and guidance as issued by the Secretary of Agriculture under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Georgia State Board of Education, and Fulton County Board of Education.
All foods sold during the school day to students will meet the nutrition standards of the Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act of 2010.
Each local school must comply with Board Policy EED, Sales of Food on School Premises. ​

​​​Nutrition Education:
Nutrition education will be a component of health education instruction in grades K12. Course content will be in accordance with Georgia standards.

​​​Nutrition Promotion:
The School Nutrition Program will be marketed and promoted at all levels. Nutrition education and wellness information will be provided via newsletters to schools, students, parents, and community members.

​​​Farm to School:
The school district will support the development of farm to school programs to help students eat more nutritious foods and promote healthier lifelong eating patterns; support the local economy and local farmers; and teach students about the origins of their foods and how their food is grown.
Nutrition education messages from the classroom will be modeled in the cafeteria and across campus by offering locally grown food whenever possible within the reimbursable federal meal program as well as extra sale items.

​​​Physical Activity:
Physical activity will include any bodily movement that expends energy and may be structured or unstructured play. School-age children should accumulate at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity per day while avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity. Activity levels should be moderate to vigorous in order to increase target heartrates.

​​​Physical Education:
Physical education instruction will be available at all levels and shall be taught by a certified teacher as part of a planned, sequential, K12 standards based program of curricula and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self​-efficacy, and emotional intelligence. Course content will be in accordance with Georgia standards.

​​​Other School-Based Activities:​
Wellness activities, which include health services and safety & security processes, will be integrated across the entire school setting. Each local school must comply with health services and safety & security board policies.

​​​Implementation and Evaluation:​
Each school will annually report on implementation of this policy by completing the Fulton County School Level Wellness Policy Evaluation Checklist.

The evaluation checklist can be obtained by selecting the following link.

School Level Wellness Plan: Guidelines and Resource Materials​

Triennial Assessment SY 20/21

Annual Assessment SY 21/22

Annual Assessment SY 22/23

Email schoolnutrition@fultonschools.org ​to learn more about the results of a particular school.

Public Notification:​​
The district will publicize wellness policy information on an annual basis. Results of a triennial assessment, as referenced in the School Level Wellness Plan, will be made available to the public.​

Cross References:​​
​​Policy EED - Sales o​f Food on School Premises
KEB - Fundraising
IDBA - Family Life and Sex Education
IDE - Intramural and Extramural Activities
EBB - Safety
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If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact SchoolNutrition@fultonschools.org OR 470-254-8960. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

School Nutrition/USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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