NOVA Alternative School Wellness Program Policy and Procedures
Policy: It is the policy of NOVA TC to provide educational services and opportunities including curriculum, instruction, and experiences in a health-promoting school environment to instill habits of lifelong learning and health.
Goals to Promote Student Wellness: NOVA TC has established the following student wellness goals that are designed to promote student wellness in a manner that NOVA TC determines to be appropriate:
Nutrition Education implements a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health and nutrition education objectives established by the Nebraska Department of Education.
Physical Activity implements a curriculum that meets or exceeds the health and physical education objectives established by the Nebraska Department of Education.
Other School Activities offer other suitable opportunities for students to engage in health-promoting activities.
Nutrition Guidelines: NOVA TC follows nutrition guidelines for all foods available in the building during the day with the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity. The guidelines are as follows:
School breakfast and lunch programs will be offered and meets or exceeds the requirements of federal and state law and regulatory authorities
No foods in competition with the school lunch or breakfast program will be sold or otherwise made available to students anywhere on the premises during the period of one-half hour prior to the serving period for breakfast and lunch and lasting until one-half hour after the serving of breakfast and lunch.
Occasional snacks provided during school hours will be an approved snack supplied by the Dietary Department.
The Chief Executive Officer or designee will establish further nutrition guidelines as are determined appropriate and meet the stated mission.
Assurance for Reimbursable School Meals: NOVA TC assures that guidelines for reimbursable school meals will not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act (42 U.S.C. 1779) and sections 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)), as those regulations and guidance apply to the District.
Plan for Measuring Implementation and Designation of Responsible Persons: NOVA TC will measure implementation of the NOVA Alternative School Wellness Program Policy and Procedures by conducting periodic reviews of meal pattern requirements and programming to ensure the standards set forth in this policy are met.
Development of Policy and Procedures: NOVA TC assures that development of the NOVA Alternative School Wellness Program Policy and Procedures involve parents, students, teachers, nurses, representatives of NOVA TC’s nutrition services department, NOVA TC Board of Directors, school administrators and the public.