FOOD ALLERGY REGULATIONS: The Williamsburg Independent School District is a Peanut, Treenut and Cinnamon free Campus.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
WILLIAMSBURG STUDENT WELFARE AND WELLNESS POLICY PURPOSE
The purpose of Williamsburg’s School wellness and welfare policy is to ensure that all students at Williamsburg City School are provided with a safe and healthy environment that promotes wellness through high quality, health, physical and nutrition education to enrich student learning and ensure success. We believe student health is closely associated with academic achievement, attendance rate and behavior supports, thus our students need to be striving for healthy lifestyles in order to truly be prepared for “college and career readiness.”
The health and safety of pupils shall be a priority consideration in all Board decisions.
The Board is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect student health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. To this end, the Board supports school efforts to implement the following:
· All students will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis as provided by school/council policy.
· Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
· Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
· To the maximum extent practicable, schools will participate in available federal school meal programs.
· Schools will provide and promote nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity and will establish linkages between health education, school meal programs, and related community services.
A process shall be implemented to engage students, parents, physical and/or health education teachers, school food service professionals, school health professionals, school board members, schooladministrators, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing this policy.
Nutrition Education and Promotion
The school is encouraged to provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition promotion that:
- is offered to students as a part of a sequential, comprehensive, standards-based program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health;
- includes enjoyable, developmentally-appropriate, culturally-relevant, participatory activities, such as contests, promotions, taste testing and farm visits;
- promotes fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, healthy food preparation methods, and health-enhancing nutrition practices;
- emphasizes caloric balance between food intake and energy expenditure (physical activity/exercise);
- links with school meal programs, other school foods, and nutrition-related community services;
- promotes healthy food choices to set in place trends to build on for healthier lifestyles
- promotes learning to become a lifelong experience
The Superintendent/designee will monitor compliance with this and related policies. At the school level, the Principal/designee will monitor compliance with those policies in the school and will report on the school's compliance as directed by the Superintendent/designee.
The District shall periodically measure and update the public on the content and progress of implementation of its school wellness efforts. The report shall include:
1. Extent to which the District is in compliance with this policy;
2. A comparison of how the District measures up to model wellness policies provided by recognized state and national authorities; and
3. A description of the measurable progress made towards reaching goals of the District wellness policy and addressing any gaps identified in the wellness report for the previous year.