Blueprint for Wellness - Nutrition Services
The National School Lunch Program was created in 1946 as a measure to prevent malnutrition by providing nutritious lunches to school-aged children: “It is declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children….” 1 USDA research shows that children who participate in the school lunch program have superior nutritional intake compared to those who do not. This intake helps to improve students’ wellness. Read More
Nutrition Services Focus Areas:
1. All schools implement with fidelity the Guideline for Sales and Service of Non-School Meal Program Food/Beverages on School Campus.
2. All students have at least 20 minutes to eat their meal after they receive their food.
3. The school's nutrition education efforts are on the agenda at least twice annually at school meetings. Potential venues are faculty and staff meetings, parent meetings, school-site council meetings.