The Board recognizes the relationship between student well-being and student achievement as well
as the importance of a comprehensive district wellness program. Therefore, the district will provide
developmentally appropriate and sequential nutrition and physical education as well as opportunities
for physical activity. The wellness program will be implemented in a multidisciplinary fashion and
will be evidence based.
The district will establish a wellness committee that consists of at least one: parent, student, nurse
or other school health professional, physical education teacher, school food service representative,
Board member, school administrator and member of the public. If available, a qualified, credentialed
nutrition professional will be a member of the wellness committee.
Wellness Program Coordinator
The Board designates the following individual as wellness program coordinator: Director of Student
Services. Only employees of the district who are members of the wellness committee may serve as
wellness program coordinators. The wellness coordinator, in consultation with the wellness
committee, will be in charge of implementation and evaluation of this policy. Meetings, records and
votes of the wellness committee will adhere to the requirements of the Missouri Sunshine Law.
The wellness program coordinator is responsible for ensuring that each school in the district is in
compliance with this policy.
It is the policy of the Webster Groves School District that all foods and beverages made available
on campus during the school day meet or exceed the Missouri Eat Smart nutrition guidelines.
Guidelines for reimbursable school meals will not be less restrictive than regulations and guidance
issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to law. The district will create guidelines that apply
to all foods available to students throughout the school day in the following areas:
► National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meals
► À la carte offerings in the food service program
► Vending machines and school stores
► Classroom parties, celebrations, fundraisers, rewards and school events
► Snacks served in after-school programs
Nutrition Promotion and Education
The district will provide nutrition education aligned with the Show-Me Standards and Missouri's
Frameworks for Curriculum Development in Health/Physical Education in all grades. In addition,
the district will disseminate nutrition messages and other nutrition-related materials received from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to students, staff and the community through a variety
of media and methods. The wellness program coordinator, in consultation with the wellness
committee, will develop procedures that address nutrition education and promotion.
Physical Activity and Education
The district will provide physical education and opportunities for physical activity in accordance
with state requirements and aligned with the Show-Me Standards and Missouri's Frameworks for
Curriculum Development in Health/Physical Education in all grades. The wellness program
coordinator, in consultation with the wellness committee, will develop procedures that address
physical education and physical activity.
Other School-Based Activities
The wellness program coordinator, in consultation with the wellness committee, is charged with
developing procedures addressing other school-based activities to promote wellness.
The wellness committee will assess all education curricula and materials pertaining to wellness for
accuracy, completeness, balance and consistency with the state’s and district's educational goals and
standards. The wellness program coordinator shall be responsible for devising a plan for
implementation and evaluation of the district wellness policy and is charged with operational
responsibility for ensuring that schools meet the goals of the district wellness policy. The wellness
program coordinator will report to the Board annually regarding the content and implementation of
the wellness program and make recommendations for modifications to this policy as appropriate.
The report will be made available to the public on the district's website or by other appropriate
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 09/12/2011; 09/10/2012
Cross Refs: DJF, Purchasing
EF, Food Services Management
EFB, Free and Reduced-Cost Food Services
GCL, Professional Staff Development Opportunities
GDL, Support Staff Development Opportunities
IGAEA, Teaching about Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
IGBC, Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs
IGDF, Student Fundraising
JHCF, Student Allergy Prevention and Response
KI, Public Solicitations/Advertising in District Facilities
Legal Refs: §§ 167.720, 610.010 - .028, RSMo.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 - 1769j
Webster Groves School District, St. Louis, Missouri
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