WELCOME TO NUTRITION SERVICES
Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, and administrators.
Sharing the Message of Wellness
One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.
Key Areas of our Wellness Policy
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.
Competitive Foods and Beverages in Schools
Smart Snacks in School
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students outside the federal reimbursable meal program throughout the school day and on the school campus. Through this authorization, the USDA created national competitive food regulations, known as Smart Snacks in School (SSIS), which became effective on July 1, 2014.
The federal SSIS requirements apply to all schools and school districts across the nation participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP). As of July 1, 2014, the FMNV regulations were repealed and replaced with the SSIS regulations.
Integration of the Competitive Food Rules
The SSIS rule integrates with current California competitive food rules, which originate and set forth in:
- California Education Code (EC), sections 49430–49434
- Title 5, California Code of Regulations (5 CCR), sections 15500–15501
- Sections 15575–15578 of 5 CCR
- Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), Section 210.11
Implementation and enforcement dictate that the stricter rule, be it state or federal, takes precedence. In situations where there is no stricter rule between state and federal standards, both sets of rules are combined and followed.
District schools should review the actual laws, regulations, and policies to ensure compliance.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.