Child Nutrition & Wellness Policy

Hope Lutheran School

Elementary Wellness Policies

X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School that:

NUTRITION

General Atmosphere

Substitutions are provided for students with allergies and intolerances that do not rise to the level of a disability, identified by a Recognized Medical Authority on the signed Meal Modification Form.

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere.

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 5 years. Continuing education training for all food service personnel meets federal and state requirements.

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years.

All school food service personnel receive food safety training annually.

The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period.

The dining area has adult supervision.

The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs.

The dining area had adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or unfamiliar foods.

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time. Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action. Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action.

One “Smarter Lunchroom” or a Behavioral Economics technique is used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Two “Smarter Lunchroom” or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Three “Smarter Lunchroom” or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Identify content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast near or at the beginning of the serving line(s).

Identify Kansas food products that are served as part of the school meals program at the beginning or on the serving line.

Nutrition

Serve a locally procured product in the school meals program at least one time per week.

Lunch

All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies.

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh.

Offer one additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans and peas).

At least five different fruits are offered each week. Four fruits per week are served fresh.

Offer an additional 1 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans and peas).

Students have at least 15 minutes “seat time” to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

Students have at least 20 minutes “seat time” to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

All Food Sold in Schools

No foods or beverages are sold except reimbursable schools meals or snacks.

During the School Day

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained.

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom.

Students have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom.

Foods and beverages for classroom rewards, parties and celebrations will not be provided within one hour before or after the end of the last lunch period.

Fundraising within the school day meets “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards (sans the exempted

fundraisers).

NUTRITION EDUCATION

Nutrition Promotion

School promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day. Menus are posted on school website and/or distributed to families via another method.

Students provide input on foods offered in the cafeteria.

Nutrition Education

School administrators inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to attend training on nutrition and encourage them to attend training on teaching nutrition.

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

PE General Guidelines

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 2 times per week during the entire school year.

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the entire school year.

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity every day during the entire school year.

Physical activity facilities in and on school property are safe with sufficient age-appropriate equipment for all students, including those with disabilities. Adequate adult supervision is provided.

School offers lifetime physical activity that teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve and maintain health. Students learn the benefits of and an appreciation for regular physical activity.

Throughout the Day

Elementary school students have at least 15 minutes a day of supervised recess (not including time spent getting to and from the playground), preferably outdoors. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Elementary school students have two supervised recess periods per day (not including time spent getting to and from the playground), totaling at least 20 minutes. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Elementary school students have two supervised recess periods per day, totaling at least 20 minutes (not including time spent getting to and from the playground), with one being offered in the morning. Supervisory staff encourage moderate to vigorous physical activity.

School policy outlines guidance on conditions regulating indoor and outdoor recess during extreme weather conditions.

Students that participate in indoor recess are provided moderate to vigorous physical activity opportunities.

Physical Education

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education approved physical education teaching standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Elementary students receive 60-99 minutes of physical education per week, which includes at least 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Physical education curriculum encourages a multi-dimensional fitness assessment.

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 50% of all students enrolled in

physical education and student fitness reports are available to parents.

Physical Activity

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 90% of all students enrolled in physical education and student fitness reports are available to parents.

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Before & After School

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered.

Family and Community – PE

Community members are provided access to the school’s outdoor physical activity facilities.

Offer information via multiple channels at least once per semester to all families that encourages them

X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School

Elementary Wellness Policies

The following Wellness Policies are in the process of being developed:

Nutrition

All Food Sold in Schools

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA’s Smart Snacks in School “All . Foods Sold in Schools“ Standards from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.

During the School Day

Fundraising within the school day and until 5 pm meets “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers).

Meals purchased at fast food outlet to be consumed at school must not be brought to school in their original containers. Caffeinated beverages are not allowed in sack lunches to be consumed in the cafeteria. (Elementary/Middle School)

Nutrition Education

Integrate nutrition education into other core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects.

School personnel discuss with students the nutrition education materials displayed.

Physical Activity

PE General Guidelines

School encourages extra physical activity time is an option for classroom rewards.

Throughout the Day

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into health education and one or more core subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects.

Integrated School Based Wellness

The local school wellness policy team meets at least twice per year.

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education . teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making the district wide wellness policies available to the public:

Nancy Jankowski, Chairperson, Dea Sorensen, Kristin Clark, Morgan Riechers, Roberta Schempp, Katherine Verschelden

X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School

Middle School Wellness Policies

X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness. Therefore, it is the policy of X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School that:

NUTRITION

General Atmosphere

Substitutions are provided for students with allergies and intolerances that do not rise to the level of a disability, identified by a Recognized Medical Authority on the signed Meal Modification Form.

The food service area is clean, orderly, and has an inviting atmosphere.

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 5 years. Continuing education training for all food service personnel meets federal and state requirements.

All school food service personnel receive required food safety training at a minimum of every 3 years.

All school food service personnel receive food safety training annually.

The dining area has seating to accommodate all students during each serving period.

The dining area has adult supervision.

The dining area has food service personnel and supervisory staff use positive communication cues with students to promote consumption of foods served as part of Child Nutrition Programs.

The dining area had adults model healthy eating in the dining areas and encourage students to taste new and/or unfamiliar foods.

The students are allowed to converse with one another at least part of the meal time. Mealtime conversation is not prohibited for the entire meal time as disciplinary action. Reimbursable meals and/or parts of a reimbursable meal are not withheld or denied as a disciplinary action.

One “Smarter Lunchroom” or a Behavioral Economics technique is used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Two “Smarter Lunchroom” or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Three “Smarter Lunchroom” or Behavioral Economics techniques are used on the serving line to encourage healthy choices by students.

Identify content of reimbursable lunch and breakfast near or at the beginning of the serving line(s).

Identify Kansas food products that are served as part of the school meals program at the beginning or on the serving line.

Nutrition

Serve a locally procured product in the school meals program at least one time per week.

Lunch

All school lunches comply with USDA regulations and state policies.

At least three different fruits are offered each week. Two fruits per week are served fresh.

Offer one additional 1/2 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans and peas).

At least five different fruits are offered each week. Four fruits per week are served fresh.

Offer an additional 1 cup* vegetable offering weekly from any of three vegetable subgroups (dark-green, red/orange, dry beans and peas).

Students have at least 15 minutes “seat time” to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

Students have at least 20 minutes “seat time” to eat lunch not including time spent walking to/from class or waiting in line.

All Food Sold in Schools

No foods or beverages are sold except reimbursable schools meals or snacks.

During the School Day

Students have access to free drinking water throughout the school day, including during meal service. Hygiene standards for all methods delivering drinking water will be maintained.

Students are allowed to have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom.

Students have clear/translucent individual water bottles in the classroom.

Foods and beverages for classroom rewards, parties and celebrations will not be provided within one hour before or after the end of the last lunch period.

Fundraising within the school day meets “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers).

NUTRITION EDUCATION

Nutrition Promotion

School promotes participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if applicable and to choose nutritious foods and beverages throughout the day. Menus are posted on school website and/or distributed to families via another method.

Students provide input on foods offered in the cafeteria.

Nutrition Education

School administrators inform teachers and other school personnel about opportunities to attend training on nutrition and encourage them to attend training on teaching nutrition.

Include nutrition and health posters, signage, or displays in the cafeteria food service and dining areas, classrooms, hallways, gymnasium, and/or bulletin boards that are rotated, updated or changed quarterly.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

PE General Guidelines

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 2 times per week during the entire school year.

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity 3 or more times per week during the entire school year.

All students in grades K 12, including those with disabilities, special health care needs and in alternative education settings, have the opportunity to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity every day during the entire school year.

Physical activity facilities in and on school property are safe with sufficient age-appropriate equipment for all students, including those with disabilities. Adequate adult supervision is provided.

School offers lifetime physical activity that teaches basic motor skills, enhances knowledge of concepts related to movement needed to achieve and maintain health. Students learn the benefits of and an appreciation for regular physical activity.

Physical Education

The physical education curriculum is sequential and consistent with Kansas State Board of Education approved physical education teaching standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Middle school students are offered education at all grade levels and receive 180 minutes of physical education per week, which includes at least 80 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity.

Physical education curriculum encourages a multi-dimensional fitness assessment.

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 90% of all students enrolled in physical education and student fitness reports are available to parents.

Physical Activity

Physical education curriculum includes fitness assessment of at least 90% of all students enrolled in physical education and student fitness reports are available to parents.

Physical education is taught by teachers licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Before & After School

Extracurricular physical activity programs, such as a physical activity club or intramural programs, are offered.

Family and Community – PE

Community members are provided access to the school’s outdoor physical activity facilities.

Offer information via multiple channels at least once per semester to all families that encourages them to teach their children about physical activity, and assists them in planning physical activity for their families.

X0055 Hope Lutheran Church School

Middle School Wellness Policies

The following Wellness Policies are in the process of being developed:

Nutrition

All Food Sold in Schools

All foods and beverages sold in schools are in compliance with USDA’s Smart Snacks in School “All . Foods Sold in Schools“ Standards from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day.

During the School Day

Fundraising within the school day and until 5 pm meets “All Foods Sold in Schools” Standards (sans the exempted fundraisers).

Meals purchased at fast food outlet to be consumed at school must not be brought to school in their original containers. Caffeinated beverages are not allowed in sack lunches to be consumed in the cafeteria. (Elementary/Middle School)

Nutrition Education

Integrate nutrition education into other core subjects such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects.

School personnel discuss with students the nutrition education materials displayed.

Physical Activity

PE General Guidelines

School encourages extra physical activity time is an option for classroom rewards.

Throughout the Day

Structured physical activities are planned by a licensed physical education teacher and integrated into health education and one or more core subjects, such as math, science, language arts, and social sciences, as well as in non-core and elective subjects.

Integrated School Based Wellness

The local school wellness policy team meets at least twice per year.

The following students, parents, classroom teachers, food service professionals, physical education . teachers, health professionals, administrators, school board members and other interested community members are engaged in developing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and making the district wide wellness policies available to the public:

Nancy Jankowski, Chairperson, Dea Sorensen, Kristin Clark, Morgan Reicher, Roberta Schempp, Katherine Verschelden.