The board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The school district supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity schools contribute to the basic health status of students. Improved health optimizes student performance potential.
The school district shall provide a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors. The Linn-Mar Community School District encourages healthy school district goals to positively influence a student’s understanding, beliefs and habits as they relate to good nutrition and regular physical activity.
Foods offered by Linn-Mar Nutrition Services shall meet or exceed the district’s nutritional standards. Foods shall be served with consideration toward nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, safety, and packaging to ensure high-quality meals.
The Linn-Mar Community School District recognizes that school meals shall be available for all students in attendance.
The district will develop a local wellness committee comprised of representatives from the staff, parents/guardians, and community members with appropriate expertise. The local wellness committee will develop a plan to implement and monitor the effectiveness of this policy. The Linn-Mar Board of Education shall be provided a report on an annual basis.
The superintendent, and/or designee, will be responsible in developing administrative regulations and wellness goals.
Reviewed: 4/12; 7/13; 10/14
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): § 279.8 (2011); 256.7(29);
256.11(6); 281 IAC 12.5(19); 12.5(26); 58.11