Optima Public Schools
                           Optima Public School
                           Local Wellnesss Policy

   Optima School Districts is committed to the philosophy that healthy children perform better in school and therefore more likely than unhealthy children to successfully complete their education. Additonally, healthy staff members can more effectively perform their assigned duties and server as role modles of appropriate wellness behaviors for the students in the Districts.
 
  1.              It is the goal of Optima School District to provide nutrition, education, physical activity and other                                       school-based activites designed to promote student wellness. Such activites shall be undertaken in a manner that the Board of Education determines is most appropriate for the students of the District. 
  2.             Guidelines selected by the District for all foods available on campus during the school day shall have the objective of promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity.
  3.             Guidelines for reimbursable school meals shall not be less restictive than regulations and guidance issued by the Secretary of Agriculture pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 of the Children of Nutrion Act (43 U.S.C. 1779) and sections 9(f)(1) and 17(a) of the Richards B. Russell National School lunch act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(1), 1766(a)), as those regulations and guidance apply to schools.
  4.             The District shall measure implemenation of the Wellness Policy. At least one person within the District shall be responsible for such measurement, ensuring that the District meets the guidelines and objectives of the Wellness Policy
  5.             Wellness is an ongoing and dynamic process. as the Wellness Policy is developed and implemented, the District shall involve parents, students, representatives of the school, food authority, the school board, school administrators and the public in the process.
References: Child Nutrition and WIC Reautherization Act of 2004, Public Law 108-265, Section 204.