- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:
- Nutrition Education
- Physical activity
- Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.
- Our full Wellness Policy is located the under the "Our Wellness Policy" tab.
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA USD STUDENT WELLNESS
BOARD POLICY 5030
The Board of Education recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for district students. The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate and align district efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies for promoting staff wellness and for involving parents/guardians and the community in reinforcing students' understanding and appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Palos Verdes Peninsula USD provides:
• Nutrition Education
• Physical Education
• Healthful Meals
Nutrition guidelines are selected by the district for all foods available on each Campus, with the objectives of promoting student health and reducing Childhood obesity.
Our meals are:
• Trans-fat free (No artificial Trans-fats)
• Below 30% total fat
• Below 10% saturated fat
• Nutrient dense in iron and calcium
• Nutrient dense in vitamin A & C
Standards were adopted by the district for all foods and beverages sold & served to Students, including foods and beverages provided through student Stores, Vending machines, Classroom Parties, and Fundraisers.
o No soda
o No candy
o Caloric and other limits on snack and a la carte items.
School organizations are encouraged to use healthy Food items or non-food items for Fundraising purposes. Parents and teachers are encouraged to support the district’s nutrition Education program by considering nutritional quality when selecting any Snacks.