Student Wellness Policy

     

In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act was passed.  It included new provisions that place a greater emphasis on the implementation, evaluation, and transparency of local wellness policies in schools with the National School Lunch Program.  These provisions are:

  • Include goals for nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and other school-based activities to promote student wellness.
  • Include nutrition guidelines for all foods available on school campus.
  •  Permit parents, students, representatives of the School Food Authority, the school board, school administrators, physical education teachers, school health professionals and the public to participate in the development, implementation, review, and update of the Student Wellness Policy.
  • Inform and update the public about the Student Wellness Policy’s content and implementation.
  • Measure and make available to the public an assessment on the extent to which schools are in compliance with the Student Wellness Policy and a description of the progress made in attaining goals of the Student Wellness Policy.
  • Designate one or more school officials to ensure that each school complies with the Student Wellness Policy.
For more information regarding Local Wellness Policies go to:  http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/local-wellness-policy-resources/school-nutrition-environment-and-wellness-resources-0

The Oshkosh Area School District's Student Wellness Committee meets on a regular basis to discuss student wellness updates.  Most recently, the committee recommended a revision to Student Wellness Policy 341.5, Exhibit A District Nutrition Standards, and Rule 341.5 Student Nutrition.  

The committee is committed to meeting the nutrition goals of the schools and the community.  Members have the ability to develop, review, update, and implement the policy.  New members are always appreciated.  The be a part of this committee, please contact the Food Service Office at 920-424-4936 or Lynette Zalec at lynette.zalec@oshkosh.k12.wi.us.