OLUSTEE SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY
The Olustee Board of Education declares its concern for the safety and health of District employees and students. Olustee Public Schools recognizes the link between academic achievement and student health and wellness, and it is the intent of this policy that staff, students, and parents/guardians work together to provide a safe, secure, and healthy learning environment.
Healthy Living
Health and Nutritional Education
The aim of the Olustee Public Schools pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade health and wellness policy is to empower students to develop healthy, positive behaviors, skills, and attitudes by providing a variety of fitness and health awareness opportunities while establishing school & community partnerships that encourage healthy lifelong choices. All students will have education to foster lifelong habits for healthy living including the development of nutritionally sound habits.

School Practices

• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 1627, each school site will establish a Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee that meets and makes recommendations to the school principal. The school principal shall give consideration to recommendations made by the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee.
• Per the school district’s Child Nutrition Programs Agreement, school meals may not be used as a reward or punishment.
• Per USDA Regulations §210.12 and §227, students and parents will be involved in the NSLP. Parent and student involvement will include menu-planning suggestions, cafeteria enhancement, program promotion, and other related student-community support activities.

Nutrition education occurs in the classroom as well as in the larger school community. The District utilizes multiple channels (e.g. classroom, cafeteria, and communications with parents) to promote healthy nutritional and physical behaviors. In support of these behaviors, the Olustee Public Schools wellness curriculum establishes the following guidelines:

Nutritional Guidelines
To promote student health, students will not be provided with foods outside the USDA Nutrition Standards with the exception of two (2) events per school year in which healthy options are also available. . .
School Meals Service through the National Lunch- Breakfast Program
Meals served through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs will meet the following United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) requirements.

• Per USDA Regulations §210.10 and §220.8, school lunches and breakfasts will meet menu-planning system guidelines as required by USDA.
• Per USDA Regulation §210.10, school lunches will provide 1/3 of the recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for calories, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C as required by USDA.
• Per USDA Regulation §220.8, school breakfasts will provide 1/4 of the RDA for calories, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C as required by USDA.
• Per USDA Regulations §210.10 and §220.8, the total calories from fat in school meals will be limited to 30 percent when averaged over one week.
• Per USDA Regulations §210.10 and §220.8, the total calories from saturated fat in school meals will be less than 10 percent when averaged over one week.
• Per USDA Regulations §210.10 and §220.8, school meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
In addition all meals will:

Other Food Items Sold on School Campuses will adhere to the following guidelines:

• Per USDA Regulation §210, Appendix B, foods of minimal nutritional value (FMNV) are prohibited from being sold or served during student meal services in the food service area where USDA reimbursable meals are served or eaten.
• Per the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, beverage contracts will not restrict the sale of fluid milk products at any time during the school day or at any place on the school premises.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 265 (effective school year 2007-2008), students in elementary schools will not have access to FMNV except on special occasions.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 265 (effective school year 2007-2008), students in middle and junior high schools will not have access to FMNV except after school, at events which take place in the evening, and on special occasions.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 265 (effective school year 2007-2008), diet soda, an FMNV, will be available for sale at the junior high only in vending areas outside of the cafeteria.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 265 (effective school year 2007-2008), healthy food options will be provided at the high school and priced lower than FMNV in order to encourage students and staff to make healthier food choices.
Nutrition Education
Olustee Public School will use the following guidelines in nutrition education.  These are minimum guidelines and may include other educational resources that become available to the staff.

• Per USDA Regulations §210.12 and §227, nutrition education is offered in the school cafeteria as well as the classroom.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 1627, the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee at each school site will study and make recommendations regarding health education, nutrition, and health services.
Physical Education

• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 1627, the Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee at each school site will study and make recommendations regarding physical education and physical activity.
• Per Oklahoma Senate Bill 312 (effective school year 2006-2007), students in Grades K through 5 will participate in 60 minutes of physical activity each week.
The aim of the Olustee Public Schools pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade physical education curriculum is to enhance quality of life by fostering physical dexterity and life-long health and well-being in an environment that promotes participation and the development of the whole person. The District supports quality physical activity throughout the school day. Practices which support the accomplishment of this aim include:

Monitoring and Policy Review
Each school site’s Healthy and Fit School Committee will use the School Health Index to develop an action plan unique to that site as part of the Coordinated School Health Framework. Each plan will be evaluated and updated annually. Additionally, with input from the Healthy and Fit School Committee, each site will use the annual Comprehensive Local Education Plan (CLEP) process to set and measure goals related to students wellness. Curricula for the health and physical education programs in the District, using current Oklahoma State Health and Wellness standards, are reviewed according to the textbook adoption schedule for the State of Oklahoma. These processes provide for public input by involving stakeholders from all District school sites as well as the community. Oversight for the district Wellness Policy will be maintained by the principals and school superintendent and the Wellness Committee.