The Manchester-Shortsville Central School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children's health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District has established a wellness committee to develop the District's proposed local wellness policy, making such policy recommendations for review and adoption by the Board of Education. The District's wellness committee includes, but is not limited to, representatives from each of the following groups:
b) The District's food service program;
c) The School Board;
d) School administrators; and
e) Members of the public.
Therefore, it is the policy of the Manchester-Shortsville Central School District that:
- The appointed Wellness Committee will develop, implement, monitor and review the district-wide Wellness Policy
- All students in Grades K-12 will be provided with a variety of opportunities to be physically active, following the New York State Education Department Guidelines
- Foods and beverages sold or provided by the school will meet or exceed the minimum nutrient standards established by the USDA School Food Service Program. This is to be reviewed on a regular basis, by the Superintendent and BOE.
- The School Food Service Program will provide students with access to healthy food choices that meet the health and nutritional needs of students, as well as comply with the minimum nutrient guidelines established by the USDA.
- All buildings will participate in available Federal Meals Programs, including the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program.
- Schools will provide education and activities that support and foster habits of lifelong healthful eating and physical activity.
Implementation of the BOE policy and subsequent Administrative Regulations will become effective on September 1, 2006.