CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT Well·ness noun Definition: physical well-being, especially when maintained or achieved through good diet and regular exercise
WELLNESS POLICY 5030 SUMMARY May 2012
“Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) recognizes the link between student health and learning and is commi>ed to providing a healthy school environment that promotes student & staﬀ wellness, proper nutriDon, nutriDon educaDon, and regular physical acDvity. The revised Wellness Policy consolidates and updates all district guidelines to reﬂect changes in federal, state, local and/or district policies.”
MyPlate and MyPyramid… Can they be used together?
If you’ve been wondering how to teach nutrition using MyPlate instead of MyPyramid, you are not alone. A lot of educators are asking if they can use MyPlate along with their existing MyPyramid educational materials. The short answer is: YES, continue to use any lessons or materials you have found to be good teaching tools for your audience.
A large number of educational materials based on MyPyramid are available and in use. These materials can be used in conjunction with the new MyPlate icon. Here’s why: The information about what and how much to eat has not changed—both MyPyramid and MyPlate are illustrations that are based on the same food groups and recommendations about what and how much to eat. The ChooseMyPlate.gov website contains much of the same information that was available on MyPyramid.gov. Note that some sections of the website have been updated to reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, and other sections continue to be updated. Look for a completely redesigned website and new interactive tools in the fall of 2011! How can you incorporate the new and popular MyPlate icon into your lessons or materials? Try using MyPlate to generate interest and prompt your audience to think about what they actually put on their plates.
For example, you can use the following materials now available on www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. Click on the News and Media tab: Coloring sheets—use them to encourage children to illustrate their own plates or what they think is a healthy plate. Downloadable images of MyPlate—display and ask your audience to “rate their plate” and discuss ways to improve their choices. Then, use your existing lessons or materials to “dig deeper”—to help guide discussion and answer questions. Over time, lessons and materials will be developed or updated to incorporate the MyPlate icon. The information and messages in these materials may be very similar to current materials. As noted above, the content will only need to change to update it for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines.
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Integra(ng health educaDon into K-‐6 core academic subjects during the school day and before-‐and aQer-‐ school programs as well as providing professional development in health and physical educaDon highlighDng healthy behaviors.
Supplying a standards-‐ based K-‐6 physical educaDon program emphasizing physical ﬁtness, posiDve health pracDces, and skill development, that meets or exceeds the State mandated instrucDonal minutes required at the elementary level.
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Giving all students opportuniDes to be physically acDve throughout the day with acDviDes such as classroom mini-‐breaks, physical educaDon, recess, school intramurals, special events, Safe-‐Routes to School, and before-‐and aQer-‐school programs.
Implemen(ng nutriDon guidelines for all foods available on each campus during the day (one hour before and a9er school), with the objecDve of promoDng student health and reducing childhood obesity.
National School Lunch Week - October 10-14, 2011
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Delivering foods and beverages through federally mandated reimbursable school meal programs that meet or exceed federal regulaDons. For example, the District has chosen not to serve ﬂavored milk at meals or snacks.
Prohibi(ng the markeDng and adverDsing of non-‐ nutriDous foods and beverages on school sites. School staﬀ is strongly encouraged to use non-‐ descripDve containers for food and beverages they consume while with children.
Prohibi(ng food items in celebraDon of a student’s birthday on the school site during the school day.
Instead…… Choice of favorite game or book, give a special privilege!
PermiEng no more than two parDes/celebraDons with food for each class, per school year, to be scheduled aQer lunch whenever possible.
All food items should be store-‐bought, pre-‐ packaged, and/or pre-‐ wrapped for food safety and allergies.
Restric(ng school staﬀ and other enDDes from using non-‐compliant food as a reward for academic performance, accomplishments, or classroom behavior. The District emphasizes non-‐food incenDves as alternaDves to all school staﬀ.
Encouraging school organizaDons to use non-‐food items and/or healthy food items for fundraising purposes and special events. If food is used, there should be an eﬀort to balance healthier, appropriate por(on-‐size food choices with non-‐nutri(ous items.
Encouraging parents/guardians to support student wellness by considering the nutri(onal quality and por(on-‐size of items they send for snacks/lunch and complying with new District guidelines for non-‐food birthday par(es, healthier celebra(ons and special events.
Encouraging staﬀ to serve as posiDve role models by promoDng health and wellness resources that support posiDve lifestyle pracDces among employees.
Fostering consistent health messages between the home and school environment by disseminaDng informaDon through District menus, school newsle>ers, handouts, websites, parent meeDngs, and/or other communicaDons.
Inspiring schools to develop intergeneraDonal programs involving acDve older adults as role models to support children’s healthy lifestyle behaviors.
CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS MAP 2012 Wellness Policy Development
Wellness Policy Communication/Information/Resources
Wellness Policy Implementation
CVESD Wellness Policy ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
District Wellness Committee Brochures, Flyers, Policy Postings Parent Workshops, CNS-Parent Advisory Committee, Wellness Website Special events District wide PE program Fitness Total Revision of District Wellness Policy-1st BOE Reading 4/10/12
♦ All resources and policy information has been communicated and is available through district brochures and wellness website. ♦ All PE curriculum/training/equipment has been provided to the majority of district teachers. Curriculum on Website ♦ All Schools have received information/charts and graphs on current fitness testing/reporting for past 3 years ♦ Nutrition education instruction/resources are available through the Exercise the Dream program, and CNS and CVCC ♦ Active Wellness Committee- Staff Wellness SubCommittee
♦ School Wellness Committees ♦ PE 200 minutes/10 days ♦ Increasing MVPA during PE, recess and after school activities ♦ Adherence to Wellness Policy food requirements ♦ Reducing “junk” food on school sites ♦ Healthy fundraisers ♦ More consumption of fruits and veggies
Food Environment Interventions
Physical Education/Fitness & Activity
More fruits and veggies Healthy choices for snacks and celebrations only Fruit & veggie stands School gardens Nutrition instruction Breakfast in the classroom Parent education & presentations Proposed Changes ♦ More fruits and veggies consumed ♦ Students make healthy food choices ♦ More parent involvement ♦ Lower BMI ♦ Same/higher test scores
Involve & Update CNS food managers on each school site Teacher incentives for healthy classrooms Staff wellness information and opportunities Staff wellness activities-like healthy snacks in lounge, exercise time with students Proposed Changes ♦ Improve staff morale and role modeling for students ♦ Staff ownership/healthier food environment ♦ Decrease marketing in classroom ♦ More student involvement
Daily PE instruction- 50% MVPA Improved recess activities Walking/running clubs and/or Safe Routes to School activities Fitness rewards After school activities
Height & Weight Measurements all pre-K-6th grade School, District & Community Data collection and analysis Involvement in community wellness activities and/or planning (HCSR, CCPW, SDHWC) Proposed Changes ♦ More “descriptive” data ♦ Shared resources and information for better planning ♦ School portfolio template information -SARC
Proposed Changes ♦ Increase in fitness/skills ♦ Same/higher test scores ♦ Lower BMI
Prepared by Sharon Hillidge, CVESD Resource Teacher 5/27/10 revised 6/8/10, updated 4/20/12
Establishing a plan for promoDng, implemenDng, monitoring and evaluaDng wellness policy pracDces in each school, and throughout the District.
*The complete Wellness Policy can be found at www.cvesd.org click DISTRICT – board policies for addiDonal informaDon contact: email@example.com