- 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
PALOS VERDES PENINSULA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
STUDENT WELLNESS - BOARD POLICY 5030
The District 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 build a coordinated school health system that supports and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement.
The Student Wellness Policy addresses nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school-based activities that promote student wellness.
The District has a Nutrition Wellness Committee composed of various stakeholders who are responsible for the development, implementation and update of the Student Wellness Policy. Information and meeting agendas for the Nutrition Wellness Committee can be found on the District website.
Upcoming Nutrition Wellness Committee Meeting Dates:
If you are interested in joining the Nutrition Wellness Committee, please contact Christina Lin, Director of Food Services.
An assessment is completed by the Nutrition Wellness Committee at least once every three years and results of those assessments guide the goals that are created for the district.
All food and beverages sold on school campus during schools hours (midnight until 30 minutes after the last bell rings) must meet nutrition guidelines consistent with the National School Lunch Program and Smart Snacks standards. Additionally, staff and parents are encouraged to choose healthful foods or non-food items for classroom parties and incentives. Staff and parents are encouraged to work with their school site for approval of these rewards prior to distribution.