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The Cut Bank School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn, by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the Cut Bank School District that:
- The School District will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing District-wide nutrition and physical activity policies and procedures.
- All students in grades K-12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
- Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods which meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
- To the maximum extent practicable, all schools in the District will participate in available federal school meal programs, including the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program (including after-school snacks).
- Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs and with related community services.
The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop procedures based on the following five (5) areas of requirement:
- Nutrition Education Goals
- Physical Activity Goals
- Nutrition Standards for All Foods and Beverages
- Other School-Based Wellness Activities
- Governance and Evaluation
Legal Reference P.L. 108-265 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004