Hoover City Schools

Wellness Policy
Additional Pages:
Wellness Report, Health Education Materials & Procedure Handbook

HCS Board-Approved School Wellness Policy

    7.9 School Wellness

In furtherance of its commitment to fostering healthy nutritional and physical activities that support student achievements and that promote the development of lifelong wellness practices, the Board endorses the following programs, practices, and activities:

     7.9.1 Nutrition Education - Nutrition education that teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to develop healthy eating behavior and nutrition awareness that promotes and reinforces student health will be integrated in the curriculum and offered throughout school campuses, including school dining areas and classrooms, by appropriately trained personnel.

     7.9.2 Nutrition Standards - The Board will ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutritional standards established by applicable state and federal regulations.  The Board will take all reasonable steps to foster and encourage consumption of healthy food and beverages at all times in connection with school functions.  The Board will consider nutrient density and portion size, and any applicable state and federal regulations before permitting food and beverages to be sold, served, or marketed to students.

     7.9.3 Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities - The Board will offer physical education opportunities that include the components of a sound physical education program.  Physical education will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to maintain healthful lifelong physical activity.  Physical education instruction will be aligned with the curriculum.  All students will be provided the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities that are intended to maintain physical fitness and to impart the benefits of maintaining a physically active and healthy lifestyle. 

     7.9.4 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - All students enrolled in health classes in the tenth grade will receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques in accordance with methods or standards prescribed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.  

     7.9.5 Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness - The Board may implement other programs that help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages and that is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity. 

     7.9.6 Administrative Implementation - The Superintendent is authorized to develop and implement administrative rules and directives that are consistent with the Hoover City Schools Wellness Policy and Procedure Handbook and that are based on input from the District Wellness Committee which includes teachers (including specialists in health and physical education), school nurses, parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school food service program, school board members, school administrators, and the public.  The Superintendent will report to the Board, as requested, on programs and efforts that are designed to meet the purpose and intent of this policy. 

 

 Board approved March 13, 2006; Reviewed, updated and re-approved by the Board on May 9th, 2016. 

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