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Wellness Policy


The Cedar Rapids Community School District supports a healthy environment in which students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health, academic achievement and quality of life of students.


Nutrition Education and Promotion
The District will provide nutrition education and engage in nutrition promotion.


Physical Activity
The District will develop a wellness approach to physical activities that meet applicable federal and state guidelines.


Other School Based Activities that Promote Wellness
The District promotes activities and policies that support staff members’ efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The District supports parents’ efforts to provide a healthy diet and daily physical activity for their children.


Nutritional Standards for all Foods Available on Campus
The District will base menus on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, National School Lunch and Breakfast meal pattern requirements, and the Recommended Dietary Allowances. The District requires that foods and beverages offered on campus and for school activities during the school day (midnight until 30 minutes after dismissal) meet applicable federal and state guidelines.


Plan for Wellness Policy Implementation and Effectiveness
The “Wellness Policy Council” will:
1) plan for, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of wellness initiatives as guided by the Board Policy and Procedures.
2) inform and update staff and the public about the content and implementation of the policy.


Legal Reference:
Section 204 Public Law 108-265-June 30, 2004 (Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act)
2008 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2425, division XI, “Healthy Kids Act”. IAC 281—12.2 and 12.5 (256)
Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, Section 9A

  • Approved: 08-14-06 Approved: 08-14-06
  • Revised: 10-08-12 Revised: 10-08-12, 01-08-18
  • Documents: 610

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