Student Health and Wellness is a Top Priority

Student Health and Wellness is a Top Priority
Posted on 07/19/2019
Wellness FlyerMarlboro County School District is making student health and wellness a top priority. To help guide the district in this effort, Marlboro County School District Board of Education recently approved revisions to the district’s school wellness policy (Policy code ADF).

These changes focus on district-wide health initiatives, including:
• providing access to healthy nutritional food and beverage options for all activities within the school day.
• fostering daily physical activity that embraces a healthy lifestyle.

Other Requirements:

Fundraisers
All foods that meet the competitive food standards may be sold at fundraisers on the school campus during school hours. Schools and organizations planning fundraisers are encouraged to consider a variety of alternative items for sale.

Snacks
Snacks served during the school day or in after‐school care or enrichment programs will make a positive contribution to children’s diets and health. The Student Nutrition Services department will make every effort to place an emphasis on serving fruits and vegetables keeping with budget constraints.

Celebrations
All foods and beverages sold or served on campus will comply with the current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Smart Snacks in School regulation (including vending machines, á la carte foods, beverage contracts, concession stands, school stores, canteens and school parties). In an effort to ensure food safety, the district strongly recommends that all food items produced off campus be produced by a retailer and sealed or individually wrapped prior to service to students. In instances where this cannot be achieved, foods produced by an outside source should be labeled to identify who produced the products being served to the school population. Student Nutrition Services can provide suggestions of items meeting the Smart Snack standards and/or can provide food and beverages that meet the Smart Snack standards.

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