ESD - Wellness
(Includes the wellness policy, goals, assessments, and more!)
Why a Wellness Policy?Childhood Obesity
& Diet Related Illness
- Our School Nutrition Program complies with federal, state and local requirements.
- Our School Nutrition Program is accessible to all children.
- We provide and promote nutrition education.
- We encourage meaningful physical fitness activities for all children.
- All school-based activities are consistent with local wellness policy goals.
- Recommend that all foods and beverages made available on campus (including vending, concessions, a la carte, student stores, parties, and fundraising) during the school day are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Insure that all foods made available on campus adhere to food safety and security guidelines.
- Provide a school environment that is safe, comfortable, pleasing, and allows ample time and space for eating meals.
- Insure that food and/or physical activity is not used as a reward or punishment.
- School Nutrition Association
- USDA Food & Nutrition Services
- Centers for Disease Control
- National School Boards Association
- National PTA
- Action for Healthy Kids
- American Dietetic Association
- Food Research and Action Center
- Elementary/Secondary School Principals
- National Association of School Nurses
- USDA Cooperative Extension
- National Dairy Council
- Society for Nutrition Education
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education
- Council of Chief State School Officers
Local School Wellness Policy
As a Local education agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP), Etiwanda School District has developed and implemented a Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) in accordance with the framework and guidelines set out in the Final Rule: Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the HHFKA of 2010.
The LSWP is an important tool for our district and community in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and helping to ensure school food nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal standards.
The policy is developed by the District Wellness Committee which includes teachers, parents, administrators, and district staff, including health services and the Child Nutrition department. To find out how you can participate in the continuous refinement of the LSWP, please visit the District's wellness page here.