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Wellness Policies

Local Wellness Policy
The board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness as part of the total learning experience for its students. To this end, the board shall promote and monitor a local wellness plan that includes methods to promote student wellness, prevent and reduce childhood obesity, and provide assurance that school meals and other food and beverages sold and otherwise made available on the school campus during the school day are consistent with applicable minimum federal standards. The plan shall:I

  • nclude goals for providing proper student nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness which are based on evidence-based strategies and techniques;
  • Meet federal nutrition standards and guidelines for all foods and beverages provided to students in each school during the school day; and
  • Ensure standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day at each district school are consistent with the requirements of the School Breakfast Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the competitive food standards established pursuant to the National School Lunch Program.

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the implementation and oversight of this policy and plan to ensure each of the district’s schools, programs, and curriculum is compliant with this policy, the plan, and existing law and regulations.

Each building principal or designee shall annually report to the superintendent or designee regarding compliance in his/her school. Staff members responsible for programs related to school wellness shall also report to the superintendent or designee regarding the status of such programs. The superintendent or designee shall then annually report to the board on the district’s compliance with law, policy, and the district’s plan related to school wellness.

Wellness Committee
The board shall establish a wellness committee comprised of, but not necessarily limited to, at least one of each of the following: school board member, district administrator, district foo 
service representative, student, parent/guardian, school health professional, physical educatio 
teacher, and member of the public.

The wellness committee shall serve as an advisory committee regarding student health issues and shall be responsible for developing, implementing, and periodically reviewing and updating a school wellness policy and plan that complies with law to recommend to the board for adoption.

The wellness committee shall review and consider evidence-based strategies and techniques in establishing goals for nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and other school based activities that promote student wellness as part of the policy and plan development and revision process.

The superintendent or designee and the wellness committee shall conduct an assessment at least once every three (3) years on the contents and implementation of this policy and plan as part of a continuous improvement process to strengthen them and ensure proper implementation. This triennial assessment shall be made available to the public in an accessible and easily understood manner and include:

  • The extent to which district schools are in compliance with law, policy, and its plan related to school wellness;
  • The extent to which this policy and plan compare to model local wellness policies; and
  • A description of the progress made by the district in attaining the goals of this policy.

At least once every three (3) years, the district shall update or modify this policy and wellness plan based on the results of the most recent triennial assessment and/or as district and community needs and priorities change; wellness goals are met; new health science, information, and technologies emerge; or new federal or state guidance or standards are issued.

The district shall annually inform and update the public, including parents/guardians, students, and others in the community, about the contents, updates and implementation of this policy and plan via the district website, student handbooks, newsletters, or other efficient communication methods. This annual notification shall include information on how to access the school wellness policy and plan; information about the most recent triennial assessment; information on how to participate in the development, implementation, and periodic review and update of the school wellness policy and plan; and a means of contacting wellness committee leadership.

Recordkeeping
The district shall retain records documenting compliance with the requirements of the school wellness policy, which shall include:

  • The written school wellness policy and plan;
  • Documentation demonstrating that the district has informed the public, on an annual basis, about the contents of the school wellness policy and plan and any updates to these documents;
  • Documentation of efforts to review and update the school wellness policy and plan, including who was involved in the review and methods used by the district to inform the public of their ability to participate in the review; and
  • Documentation demonstrating the most recent assessment on the implementation of th school wellness policy and plan and notification of the assessment results to the public.

Adoption Date: 06/06/2006, Revised: 06/08/2009; 08/11/2014; 03/08/2016; 07/10/2017

D0443 - Dodge City 

Elementary Wellness Policies 

D0443 - Dodge City is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s  health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and  integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of D0443 - Dodge City that: 

Policies in Place 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years. The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period. 

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere that encourages meal consumption. The dining area has adequate adult supervision. 

The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to  promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs. 

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time. 

Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action. 

The students are allowed to converse during the entirety of the meal time. 

Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action. Students being disciplined are NOT seated at tables separated from other students in the dining area. 

One "Smarter Lunchroom" or a Behavioral Economics technique is used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices  by students. 

Content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast is identified near or at the beginning of the serving line(s). 

Breakfast 

All school breakfasts comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. At least two fruits per week are served fresh. Students have the opportunity to eat breakfast. 

District offers at least 15 minutes "seat time" to eat breakfast (not including time spent walking to and from class or  waiting in line) or Grab n Go breakfast options are available. 

Lunch 

All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh. 

One additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry  beans and peas). 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. Four fruits per week are served fresh. 

An additional 1 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans  and peas). 

Nutrition  

Lunch 

Students have at least 15 minutes "seat time" to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in  line. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in  Schools" Standards from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. 

No energy drinks are sold on school property from midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. No energy drinks are sold on school property from midnight before to 5 pm after the end of the official school day. 

Fundraising within the school day meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards (sans  the exempted fundraisers). 

Fundraising activities involving the sale of food or beverages that meet USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold  in Schools" Standards and/or exempted fundraisers will not take place until after the end of the last lunch period. 

Other Child Nutrition Programs 

Meals and snacks served under the USDA At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program and/or Summer Food Service Program comply with all federal regulations and state policies. 

Participate in one of four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program or Summer Food Service Program) 

Participate in two of the four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program, or Summer Food Service Program) 

During the School Day 

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards  for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained. 

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. Students have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. 

Meals purchased at fast food outlets to be consumed at school must not be brought to school in their original containers.  Caffeinated beverages are not allowed in sack lunches to be consumed in the cafeteria. (Elementary/Middle School) 

No meals purchased at fast food outlets are consumed at mealtime in the cafeteria. 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

District promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if  applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day. Menus are posted on school websites and/or  distributed to families via another method. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages sold on the school campus  during the school day that meet the requirements set forth in the Smart Snacks Rule (Schools are not required to allow  food or beverage marketing on campus). 

Nutrition Education 

Include nutrition education as part of physical education/health education classes and/or stand-alone courses for all  grade levels, including curricula that promote skill development. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas that are rotated,  updated or changed quarterly. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms,  hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly. 

 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 2 times per week during the  entire school year. 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the  entire school year. 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity every day during the entire school  year. 

District prohibits the use of physical activity as a punishment. Districts prohibit withholding physical activity, including  recess and physical education, as punishment. 

District encourages extra physical activity time as an option for classroom rewards. 

Throughout the Day 

Elementary school students have at least 15 minutes a day of supervised recess (not including time spent getting to and  from the playground), preferably outdoors. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into health education  and one or more core subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and  elective subjects. 

Physical Education 

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education. 

Physical education teachers are licensed and participate in physical education and/or physical activity specific  professional development every 2 years. 

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education approved physical  education teaching standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

Elementary students receive 90-119 minutes of physical education per week, which includes at least 50% of the minutes  engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. 

Elementary students receive 120-149 minutes of physical education per week, which includes at least 50% of the  minutes engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. 

Physical education curriculum encourages a multi-dimensional fitness assessment. 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's outdoor physical activity facilities. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

The school wellness committee makes appropriate updates or modifications to wellness policy based on assessment and  an update on the progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy is made available to the public, including  parents, students and the community. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to school  and district staff. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to and  approved by the local school board. 

School staff are aware of Team Nutrition and the HealthierUS School Challenge Award opportunity. Complete the CDC School Health Index biannually. 

Annually, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

The local school wellness policy committee meets at least twice per year. 

The local school wellness policy committee or subcommittee(s) meets at least once per quarter. 

The following Wellness Policies are in the process of being developed: 

Developing Policies 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive food safety training annually. 

The dining area had adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or  unfamiliar foods. 

Two "Smarter Lunchroom" or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy  choices by students. 

Breakfast 

District has implemented alternative 2nd Chance Breakfast service options. "Breakfast in the Classroom" or "Breakfast  After First Period" is available. 

Lunch 

Students are offered recess before lunch and at least 20 minutes of seat time to eat. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in  Schools" Standards from midnight before to 5 pm. 

Fundraising within the school day and until 5 PM meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools"  Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers). 

During the School Day 

District develops nutritional standards for non-sold food and beverages made available on school campuses during the  school day. 

District adopts Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools' ' Standards for non-sold food and beverages made  available on school campus during the school day. 

Non-sold foods and beverages meet Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools'' Standards. The focus of  classroom celebrations is not on food (http://www.kn 

eat.org/SNP/SNP_Docs/SNP_Guidance/Wellness_Policies/Wellness_Policy_Guidelines_Booklet_Final_2017.pdf). Schools provide staff information on non-food rewards. 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus during school activities at all times. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus at all times. 

 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Education 

All students in grades K-12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, will have the opportunity to participate in culturally relevant participatory activities, as appropriate, and a variety  of learning experiences that support development of healthful eating habits that are based on the most recent Dietary  Guidelines for Americans and evidence-based information. 

District administrators inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to participate in professional  development on nutrition and teaching nutrition. 

Teachers and other school personnel participate in nutrition education-related professional development at least once a  year. 

Active learning experiences are provided such as involving students in food preparation or other hands-on activities at  least once a semester. 

District uses qualified personnel or organizations from the community to provide nutrition education to students under the  direct supervision of a teacher at least once/year. 

Integrate age-appropriate nutrition education into other core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social  sciences, as well as into at least one non-core/elective subject. 

Offer information to families at least once per semester that encourages them to teach their children about health and  nutrition, and assists them in planning nutritious meals for their families. 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

District uses extra physical activity time as a classroom reward. 

Throughout the Day 

School policy outlines guidance on conditions regulating indoor and outdoor recess during extreme weather conditions. Each school provides equipment, instruction and supervision for active indoor recess. 

Students that participate in indoor recess are provided moderate to vigorous physical activity opportunities. 

Structured physical activity opportunities, in addition to physical education and recess (where applicable), are  encouraged for all students. 

Structured physical activity opportunities, in addition to physical education and recess (where applicable), are offered to  all students at least 1 time daily. School staff are encouraged to participate. 

Structured physical activity opportunities, in addition to physical education and recess (where applicable), are offered to  all students at least 2 times daily. School staff are encouraged to participate. 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to licensed physical  education teachers, school nurses, and building administrators. 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to most staff. Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to all staff. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into two or more core  curriculum subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective  subjects. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into all core curriculum  subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects. 

Physical Education 

Physical Education teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve  and maintain health for lifetime physical activity. 

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 50% of all students enrolled in physical education  and student fitness reports are available to parents. 

 

Physical Activity 

Before & After School 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered. 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered, with input  from students, and meet the needs, interest and abilities of a diverse student body. 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified hours. 

Community members are encouraged to access the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified  hours. 

Offer information via multiple channels at least once per semester to all families that encourages them to teach their  children about physical activity, and assists them in planning physical activity for their families. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

Annual staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical activity and  abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff wellness activities  and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Each semester staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition,  physical activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models.  Staff wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community,  Whole Child Model. 

Each quarter provides staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical  activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff  wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole  Child Model. 

Results of the CDC School Health Index are shared with the district administration and local school board. Results of the School Health Index are shared with the public. 

Each semester, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole  School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Quarterly, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Annually partner with local health agencies and community organizations. 

The District Wellness Committee will discuss the development of a farm to school program. 

Each semester, culturally relevant health education information is provided to families via handouts, postings on the  school website, newsletters, presentations and workshops. 

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education  teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested  community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making  the district wide wellness policies available to the public: 

Kathy Konrade 

Julie Wessel 

Taylor Doan 

Jayne Diaz 

Rose Kerns 

Krystle Gaswick 

April Baugh, Chairperson 

Tami Knedler 

Rosa Lizette Garcia 

Amanda Coffee 

Mario Martinez 

Daniel Rogers 

Shane Harris 

Mr. Alberry 

Richard Falcon 

Theresa Alberry 

Jared Shillington 

Melissa Bell 

Angela Luquez 

Reyna Lopez 

Norma Mejia 

Mariana Landa 

Ethan Randolph 

Blain Coffey 

Scott Abel 

Liliana Rodriguez 

Jason Joy 

Alden Knedler 

Arec Mendoza 

Lacey Clevenger 

Jill Dixon 

Faye Wells 

Scott Schuette 

Kristen Goertzen 

Marian Riekenberg 

Sarah Kirk 

 

D0443 - Dodge City 

Middle School Wellness Policies 

D0443 - Dodge City is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s  health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and  integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of D0443 - Dodge City that: 

Policies in Place 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years. The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period. 

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere that encourages meal consumption. The dining area has adequate adult supervision. 

The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to  promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs. 

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time. 

Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action. 

The students are allowed to converse during the entirety of the meal time. 

Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action. Students being disciplined are NOT seated at tables separated from other students in the dining area. 

One "Smarter Lunchroom" or a Behavioral Economics technique is used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices  by students. 

Content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast is identified near or at the beginning of the serving line(s). 

Breakfast 

All school breakfasts comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. At least two fruits per week are served fresh. Students have the opportunity to eat breakfast. 

District offers at least 15 minutes "seat time" to eat breakfast (not including time spent walking to and from class or  waiting in line) or Grab n Go breakfast options are available. 

Lunch 

All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh. 

One additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry  beans and peas). 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. Four fruits per week are served fresh. 

An additional 1 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans  and peas). 

 

Nutrition  

Lunch 

Students have at least 20 minutes "seat time" to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in  line. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

No energy drinks are sold on school property from midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. No energy drinks are sold on school property from midnight before to 5 pm after the end of the official school day. 

USDA's Smart Snacks in School Beverage Standards for middle schools apply to high school (only 100% juice, water,  milk). 

Fundraising within the school day meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards (sans  the exempted fundraisers). 

Fundraising activities involving the sale of food or beverages that meet USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold  in Schools" Standards and/or exempted fundraisers will not take place until after the end of the last lunch period. 

Other Child Nutrition Programs 

Meals and snacks served under the USDA At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program and/or Summer Food Service Program comply with all federal regulations and state policies. 

Participate in one of four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program or Summer Food Service Program) 

Participate in two of the four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program, or Summer Food Service Program) 

During the School Day 

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards  for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained. 

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. Students have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. 

Meals purchased at fast food outlets to be consumed at school must not be brought to school in their original containers.  Caffeinated beverages are not allowed in sack lunches to be consumed in the cafeteria. (Elementary/Middle School) 

No meals purchased at fast food outlets are consumed at mealtime in the cafeteria. 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

District promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if  applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day. Menus are posted on school websites and/or  distributed to families via another method. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages sold on the school campus  during the school day that meet the requirements set forth in the Smart Snacks Rule (Schools are not required to allow  food or beverage marketing on campus). 

Nutrition Education 

Include nutrition education as part of physical education/health education classes and/or stand-alone courses for all  grade levels, including curricula that promote skill development. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas that are rotated,  updated or changed quarterly. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms,  hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly. 

 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 2 times per week during the  entire school year. 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the  entire school year. 

District prohibits the use of physical activity as a punishment. Districts prohibit withholding physical activity, including  recess and physical education, as punishment. 

District encourages extra physical activity time as an option for classroom rewards. 

Physical Education 

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education. 

Physical education teachers are licensed and participate in physical education and/or physical activity specific  professional development every 2 years. 

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education approved physical  education teaching standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

Physical education curriculum encourages a multi-dimensional fitness assessment. 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's outdoor physical activity facilities. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

The school wellness committee makes appropriate updates or modifications to wellness policy based on assessment and  an update on the progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy is made available to the public, including  parents, students and the community. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to school  and district staff. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to and  approved by the local school board. 

School staff are aware of Team Nutrition and the HealthierUS School Challenge Award opportunity. Complete the CDC School Health Index biannually. 

Annually, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

The local school wellness policy committee meets at least twice per year. 

The local school wellness policy committee or subcommittee(s) meets at least once per quarter. 

The following Wellness Policies are in the process of being developed: 

Developing Policies 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive food safety training annually. 

The dining area had adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or  unfamiliar foods. 

Two "Smarter Lunchroom" or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy  choices by students. 

Breakfast 

District has implemented alternative 2nd Chance Breakfast service options. "Breakfast in the Classroom" or "Breakfast  After First Period" is available. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in  Schools" Standards from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. 

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in  Schools" Standards from midnight before 5 pm. 

Fundraising within the school day and until 5 PM meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools"  Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers). 

During the School Day 

District develops nutritional standards for non-sold food and beverages made available on school campuses during the  school day. 

District adopts Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools' ' Standards for non-sold food and beverages made  available on school campus during the school day. 

Non-sold foods and beverages meet Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools'' Standards. The focus of  classroom celebrations is not on food (http://www.kn 

eat.org/SNP/SNP_Docs/SNP_Guidance/Wellness_Policies/Wellness_Policy_Guidelines_Booklet_Final_2017.pdf). Schools provide staff information on non-food rewards. 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus during school activities at all times. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus at all times. 

 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Education 

All students in grades K-12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, will have the opportunity to participate in culturally relevant participatory activities, as appropriate, and a variety  of learning experiences that support development of healthful eating habits that are based on the most recent Dietary  Guidelines for Americans and evidence-based information. 

District administrators inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to participate in professional  development on nutrition and teaching nutrition. 

Teachers and other school personnel participate in nutrition education-related professional development at least once a  year. 

Active learning experiences are provided such as involving students in food preparation or other hands-on activities at  least once a semester. 

Integrate age-appropriate nutrition education into other core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social  sciences, as well as into at least one non-core/elective subject. 

Offer information to families at least once per semester that encourages them to teach their children about health and  nutrition, and assists them in planning nutritious meals for their families. 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity every day during the entire school  year. 

District uses extra physical activity time as a classroom reward. 

Throughout the Day 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to licensed physical  education teachers, school nurses, and building administrators. 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to most staff. Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to all staff. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into health education  and one or more core subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and  elective subjects. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into two or more core  curriculum subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective  subjects. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into all core curriculum  subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects. 

Physical Education 

Physical Education teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve  and maintain health for lifetime physical activity. 

Middle school students are offered physical education at all grade levels and receive 120-149 minutes of physical  education per week, which includes at least 80 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity. 

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 50% of all students enrolled in physical education  and student fitness reports are available to parents. 

Before & After School 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered. 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered, with input  from students, and meet the needs, interest and abilities of a diverse student body. 

 

Physical Activity 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified hours. 

Community members are encouraged to access the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified  hours. 

Offer information via multiple channels at least once per semester to all families that encourages them to teach their  children about physical activity, and assists them in planning physical activity for their families. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

Annual staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical activity and  abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff wellness activities  and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Each semester staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition,  physical activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models.  Staff wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community,  Whole Child Model. 

Each quarter provides staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical  activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff  wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole  Child Model. 

Results of the CDC School Health Index are shared with the district administration and local school board. Results of the School Health Index are shared with the public. 

Each semester, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole  School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Quarterly, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Annually partner with local health agencies and community organizations. 

The District Wellness Committee will discuss the development of a farm to school program. 

Each semester, culturally relevant health education information is provided to families via handouts, postings on the  school website, newsletters, presentations and workshops. 

 

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education  teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested  community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making  the district wide wellness policies available to the public: 

Kathy Konrade 

Julie Wessel 

Taylor Doan 

Jayne Diaz 

Rose Kerns 

Krystle Gaswick 

April Baugh, Chairperson 

Tami Knedler 

Rosa Lizette Garcia 

Amanda Coffee 

Mario Martinez 

Daniel Rogers 

Shane Harris 

Mr. Alberry 

Richard Falcon 

Theresa Alberry 

Jared Shillington 

Melissa Bell 

Angela Luquez 

Reyna Lopez 

Norma Mejia 

Mariana Landa 

Ethan Randolph 

Blain Coffey 

Scott Abel 

Liliana Rodriguez 

Jason Joy 

Alden Knedler 

Arec Mendoza 

Lacey Clevenger 

Jill Dixon 

Faye Wells 

Scott Schuette 

Kristen Goertzen 

Marian Riekenberg 

Sarah Kirk 

 

D0443 - Dodge City 

High School Wellness Policies 

D0443 - Dodge City is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s  health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and  integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of D0443 - Dodge City that: 

Policies in Place 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years. The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period. 

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere that encourages meal consumption. High School: Closed campus. Students must remain at school during lunch periods. 

The dining area has adequate adult supervision. 

The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to  promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs. 

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time. 

Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action. 

The students are allowed to converse during the entirety of the meal time. 

Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action. Students being disciplined are NOT seated at tables separated from other students in the dining area. 

One "Smarter Lunchroom" or a Behavioral Economics technique is used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices  by students. 

Content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast is identified near or at the beginning of the serving line(s). 

Breakfast 

All school breakfasts comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. At least two fruits per week are served fresh. Students have the opportunity to eat breakfast. 

District offers at least 15 minutes "seat time" to eat breakfast (not including time spent walking to and from class or  waiting in line) or Grab n Go breakfast options are available. 

District has implemented alternative 2nd Chance Breakfast service options. "Breakfast in the Classroom" or "Breakfast  After First Period" is available. 

Lunch 

All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies. 

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh. 

One additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry  beans and peas). 

 

Nutrition  

Lunch 

At least five different fruits are offered each week. Four fruits per week are served fresh. 

An additional 1 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans  and peas). 

Students have at least 20 minutes "seat time" to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in  line. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

Fundraising within the school day meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards (sans  the exempted fundraisers). 

Fundraising activities involving the sale of food or beverages that meet USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold  in Schools" Standards and/or exempted fundraisers will not take place until after the end of the last lunch period. 

Other Child Nutrition Programs 

Meals and snacks served under the USDA At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program and/or Summer Food Service Program comply with all federal regulations and state policies. 

Participate in one of four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program or Summer Food Service Program) 

Participate in two of the four programs. (At-Risk Afterschool Meals, Afterschool Care Snack Program, Fresh Fruit &  Vegetable Program, or Summer Food Service Program) 

During the School Day 

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards  for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained. 

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. Students have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom where appropriate. 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

District promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if  applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day. Menus are posted on school websites and/or  distributed to families via another method. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages sold on the school campus  during the school day that meet the requirements set forth in the Smart Snacks Rule (Schools are not required to allow  food or beverage marketing on campus). 

Nutrition Education 

Include nutrition education as part of physical education/health education classes and/or stand-alone courses for all  grade levels, including curricula that promote skill development. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas that are rotated,  updated or changed quarterly. 

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms,  hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly. 


 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

District prohibits the use of physical activity as a punishment. Districts prohibit withholding physical activity, including  recess and physical education, as punishment. 

District encourages extra physical activity time as an option for classroom rewards. 

Physical Education 

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education. 

Physical education teachers are licensed and participate in physical education and/or physical activity specific  professional development every 2 years. 

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education approved physical  education teaching standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

High school students are provided structured physical education in at least 1 course required for graduation. Additional opportunities for physical education as an elective are offered. 

High school students are provided structured physical education in at least 2 courses required for graduation.  Physical education curriculum encourages a multi-dimensional fitness assessment. 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's outdoor physical activity facilities. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

The school wellness committee makes appropriate updates or modifications to wellness policy based on assessment and  an update on the progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy is made available to the public, including  parents, students and the community. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to school  and district staff. 

The wellness policy assessment and progress toward meeting the State Model Wellness Policy are presented to and  approved by the local school board. 

School staff are aware of Team Nutrition and the HealthierUS School Challenge Award opportunity. Complete the CDC School Health Index biannually. 

Annually, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

The local school wellness policy committee meets at least twice per year. 

 

The following Wellness Policies are in the process of being developed: 

Developing Policies 

Nutrition  

General Guidelines 

All school food service personnel receive food safety training annually. 

The dining area had adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or  unfamiliar foods. 

Two "Smarter Lunchroom" or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy  choices by students. 

All Food Sold in Schools 

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in  Schools" Standards from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. 

Fundraising within the school day and until 5 PM meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools"  Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers). 

During the School Day 

District develops nutritional standards for non-sold food and beverages made available on school campuses during the school day. 

Non-sold foods and beverages meet Smart Snacks in School "All Foods Sold in Schools" Standards. The focus of  classroom celebrations is not on food (http://www.kn 

eat.org/SNP/SNP_Docs/SNP_Guidance/Wellness_Policies/Wellness_Policy_Guidelines_Booklet_Final_2017.pdf). 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Promotion 

Students provide input on foods offered in the cafeteria. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus during school activities at all times. 

District allows marketing (oral, written, or graphics) of only those foods and beverages that meet the requirements set  forth in the Smart Snacks Rule on the school campus at all times. 

Nutrition Education 

All students in grades K-12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, will have the opportunity to participate in culturally relevant participatory activities, as appropriate, and a variety  of learning experiences that support development of healthful eating habits that are based on the most recent Dietary  Guidelines for Americans and evidence-based information. 

District administrators inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to participate in professional  development on nutrition and teaching nutrition. 

Teachers and other school personnel participate in nutrition education-related professional development at least once a  year. 

 

Nutrition Education 

Nutrition Education 

Active learning experiences are provided such as involving students in food preparation or other hands-on activities at  least once a semester. 

Integrate age-appropriate nutrition education into other core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social  sciences, as well as into at least one non-core/elective subject. 

Offer information to families at least once per semester that encourages them to teach their children about health and  nutrition, and assists them in planning nutritious meals for their families. 

Physical Activity 

General Guidelines 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 2 times per week during the  entire school year. 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the  entire school year. 

All students in grades K - 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education  settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity every day during the entire school  year. 

District uses extra physical activity time as a classroom reward. 

Throughout the Day 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to licensed physical  education teachers, school nurses, and building administrators. 

Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to most staff. Professional development on integrating physical activity into core/non-core subjects is provided to all staff. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into health education  and one or more core subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and  elective subjects. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into two or more core  curriculum subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective  subjects. 

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into all core curriculum  subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects. 

Physical Education 

Physical Education teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve  and maintain health for lifetime physical activity. 

District offers lifetime sports and fitness classes/opportunities. 

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 50% of all students enrolled in physical education  and student fitness reports are available to parents. 

Before & After School 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered. 

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered, with input  from students, and meet the needs, interest and abilities of a diverse student body. 

 

Physical Activity 

Family & Community 

Community members are provided access to the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified hours. 

Community members are encouraged to access the district's indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities at specified  hours. 

Offer information via multiple channels at least once per semester to all families that encourages them to teach their  children about physical activity, and assists them in planning physical activity for their families. 

Integrated School Based Wellness 

General Guidelines 

Annual staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical activity and  abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff wellness activities  and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Each semester staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition,  physical activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models.  Staff wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community,  Whole Child Model. 

Each quarter provides staff wellness activities and/or professional development opportunities related to nutrition, physical  activity and abstaining from tobacco are provided to encourage school staff to serve as healthy role models. Staff  wellness activities and training may also include additional components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole  Child Model. 

Results of the CDC School Health Index are shared with the district administration and local school board. Results of the School Health Index are shared with the public. 

Each semester, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole  School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Quarterly, offer district-sponsored wellness family activities that address one or more components of the Whole School,  Whole Community, Whole Child Model. 

Annually partner with local health agencies and community organizations. 

The District Wellness Committee will discuss the development of a farm to school program. 

Each semester, culturally relevant health education information is provided to families via handouts, postings on the  school website, newsletters, presentations and workshops. 

The local school wellness policy committee or subcommittee(s) meets at least once per quarter. 

 

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education  teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested  community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making  the district wide wellness policies available to the public: 

Kathy Konrade 

Julie Wessel 

Taylor Doan 

Jayne Diaz 

Rose Kerns 

Krystle Gaswick 

April Baugh, Chairperson 

Tami Knedler 

Rosa Lizette Garcia 

Amanda Coffee 

Mario Martinez 

Daniel Rogers 

Shane Harris 

Mr. Alberry 

Richard Falcon 

Theresa Alberry 

Jared Shillington 

Melissa Bell 

Angela Luquez 

Reyna Lopez 

Norma Mejia 

Mariana Landa 

Ethan Randolph 

Blain Coffey 

Scott Abel 

Liliana Rodriguez 

Jason Joy 

Alden Knedler 

Arec Mendoza 

Lacey Clevenger 

Jill Dixon 

Faye Wells 

Scott Schuette 

Kristen Goertzen 

Marian Riekenberg 

Sarah Kirk 

Nutrition