Wellness Policy

The Pinckney Community Schools is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.

Nutrition Education

Every year, all students, Pre-K‑12, will receive nutrition education that teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors. Nutrition education information will be offered throughout the school campus including, but not limited to, school dining areas and classrooms. Staff members who provide nutrition education will have the appropriate training.

Nutrition Standards

The District will ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations. The District will encourage students to make nutritious food choices.

The District will monitor all food and beverages sold or offered to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs. The District will consider nutrient density and portion size before permitting food and beverages to be sold or offered to students.

Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities

The District may offer physical education opportunities that include the components of a quality physical education program. Physical education shall equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for lifelong physical activity.

Every year all students, Pre‑K‑12, will have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities, either organized or unstructured, intended to maintain physical fitness and to understand the short‑term and long‑term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

Other School-Based Activities Designed to Promote Student Wellness

The District may implement other appropriate programs that help create a school environment that conveys consistent wellness messages and is conducive to healthy eating and physical activity.

Implementation and Measurement

The Superintendent or his/her designee along with the following stakeholders: classroom teachers, physical education teachers, school health professionals, parents/guardians, students, representatives of the school food service program, the school board, school administrators, and the public will develop and implement this policy and its administrative rules and measure how well they are being managed and enforced. The content and implementation of the Wellness Policy will be placed on the District’s website www.pinckneyschools.org. A yearly assessment of the implementation of and compliance with the Wellness Policy and a description of the progress made in attaining the goals of the Wellness Policy will be made. The Superintendent or his/her designee will report to the local school board, as requested, on the District's programs and efforts to meet the purpose and intent of this policy.

Legal Reference: Section 204 of Public Law 108-265 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004

Section 204 of Public Law 111-296 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010