SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS PROGRAM
The North Andover Public School District recognizes that good nutrition and physical activity are essential for students to maximize their full academic potential, reach their physical and mental potentials, and achieve lifelong health and well-being. A responsible approach to nutrition and physical activity promotes healthy weight maintenance and reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including, hypertension, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The School district acknowledges the national epidemic of childhood obesity and recognizes the critical role schools can play in reducing the problem. The School district is also committed to providing a safe environment for those students diagnosed with life threatening food allergies.
The North Andover School district supports a Wellness Policy to provide an opportunity to create an environment that educates its school community in healthy behaviors that reinforce lifelong healthy lifestyles.
Adequate supervision will be provided in all cafeteria dining areas.
Monitoring and Policy Review
The Health Advisory Council comprised of members of administration, nursing, school physician, parents, food service, and teachers will review this policy on a yearly basis and report to the Superintendent and the School Committee. This group, which represents a diverse cross-section of the school community, will meet quarterly and will gather information as to the effectiveness of this policy, and will make revisions to it, as needed.
LEGAL REFS.: The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, Section 204,
P.L. 108 -265
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1751 - 1769h
The Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1771 - 1789
CROSS REFS.: EFC, Free and Reduced-Cost Food Services
IHAMA, Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
KI, Public Solicitations/Advertising in District Facilities