USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
SUNSHINE SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY
Wellness Policy for The Sunshine School, Inc.
Prepared by Sally Paine, Director and Brittany Brandon, Secretary
Goals for Nutrition Education:
Students in grades K-12 will receive nutrition education on a weekly basis and Sunshine School will promote grade appropriate education regarding reading nutrition labels.
Nutrition education will be integrated into appropriate areas of curriculum.
Lunchtime will serve as a learning laboratory.
Sunshine School will conduct Nutrition Education or Wellness classes to include parents, students and staff
Goals for Physical Activity
Students will not be denied physical activity as a form of punishment.
When appropriate Sunshine School will reward students with additional time for physical activity in lieu of unhealthy food products.
Sunshine School will provide structured physical activities each day during 2nd recess.
Sunshine School will promote the reduction of time youth spend engaged in sedentary activities such as watching television, etc.
Sunshine School will limit TV to less than 1 hour per day.
Goals for Nutrition Standards
Cafeteria Menus will be posted showing nutritional contents of all food items.
Food and beverages will not be offered as a reward.
We will ensure that all students have access to school meals. No schedules or barriers will directly or indirectly restrict meal access.
Drinking water fountains and cups are available in cafeteria to all students during lunch. Water fountains are also available in the hall ways (no cups).
Meals will not be taken away as punishment.
Whole Grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low sodium meals will be served.
Other School based activities
Sunshine School will participate with the local public school system in their Health Fairs when available.
“ This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer”
General Requirements for food and beverages
There are no vending machines on school property.
This policy does not reflect what parents may provide for their own child’s lunch.
This policy does not reflect special needs students whose IEP indicates the use of an FMNV or candy for behavior modification.
Students may be given any food or beverage during the school day for up to nine different events each school year to be determined by the Director. These items may not be given in lieu of or during the school meal and we understand that they are not reimbursable.
Foods integrated as a vital part of an instructional program are allowed at any time as indicated by IEP/IHP/IPP
School meals will be offered to all students at Sunshine School regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability or religion.
All USDA guidelines for menu planning and meal patterns by age, grade or group will be followed.