Student Wellness Handbook
The Student Wellness handbook has been created to provide student wellness guidelines for Independence School District administrators and employees. This handbook is also a point of reference for Independence School District parent groups, partnering groups, and parents in understanding the District’s Student Wellness Program and Guidelines. Buildings within the Independence School District will be responsible for implementing and following the guidelines set before them in this handbook. It is the responsibility of the above mentioned parties to read and understand this handbook.
The District has the right to make additions, discontinue, or modify any guideline addressed in this handbook.
Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local education agencies (LEAs) and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards. Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, expands the scope of wellness policies; brings in additional stakeholders in its development, implementation and review; and requires public updates on the content and implementation of the wellness policies.
As of School Year 2006-2007, all districts were required to establish a local school wellness policy. For School Year 2011-2012, LEAs are encouraged to review their local wellness policies and begin implementing the new requirements.
Information provided by the USDA - United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
2017-2018 Student Wellness Handbook
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