The Somerset School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity, while enhancing the development of lifelong wellness practices.
Thus, the Somerset School District is committed to promoting and protecting children’s health and well being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity, by addressing the following requirements in the local wellness policy, as established by Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004:
Goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school based activities
(Refer to Appendix, Sections 1,2,3).
Nutrition Guidelines selected by the Somerset School District for all foods available on each school campus under the district’s objectives of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity (Refer to Appendix, Section 4).
Guidelines for reimbursable school meals, which are no less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture (Refer to Appendix, Section 5).
A plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy (Refer to Appendix, Section 6).
Community Involvement, including parents, students and representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators and the public in the development of the school wellness policy (Refer to Appendix, Section 7)