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Nutrition Services

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Wellness Policy

Carrollton Public Schools

Presented to the Carrollton Board of Education May 8, 2006

Carrollton Public Schools is committed to creating a healthy school environment that enhances the development of lifelong wellness practices to promote healthy eating and physical activities that support student achievement.

Nutrition Education-teaches the knowledge, skills, and values needed to adopt healthy eating behaviors.

  1. All students, Pre-K through 12th grade shall receive nutrition education that is aligned with the “Michigan Health Education Content Standards and Benchmarks.”
  2. Nutrition education is offered in the school dining rooms, in the form of posters, handouts, bookmarks, and menu choices, etc.
  3. Nutrition Education opportunities are provided that involve students, parents, and the community (health fair and open houses and student advisory groups.)

Nutrition Standards- ensure that reimbursable school meals meet the program requirements and nutrition standards found in federal regulations.

  1. The district shall monitor all food and beverages sold or served to students, including those available outside the federally regulated child nutrition programs.
  2. The district superintendent shall continually evaluate vending policies and contracts. Vending contracts that do not meet the intent and purpose of this policy shall be modified accordingly or not renewed.
  3. CPS Schools are USDA Team Nutrition schools.
  4. School menus are analyzed using USDA-approved software.
  5. School foodservice staff is trained in the appropriate use of healthy foods in order to meet the nutritional goals of the program.
  6. Students are offered a variety of milk, including fat-free, low fat, flavored and unflavored, on a daily basis.
  7. Students are offered a variety of meats/poultry, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on a daily basis.
  8. The Foodservice Director consults with health professionals as needed for special diets.

Physical Education and Physical Activity Opportunities- shall equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for lifelong physical activity.

  1. Physical education instruction shall be aligned with the “Michigan Physical Education Content Standards and Benchmarks.”
  2. All students, PreK-12, shall have the opportunity to participate regularly in supervised physical activities, either organized or unstructured, intended to maintain physical fitness.
  3. All students will be taught the short- and long-term benefits of a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
  4. Physical activity outside of the school day will be encouraged through participation in walk-to-school days, community recreation programs, the Play Safe Program that teaches safe bicycle riding, etc.

Implementation and Measurement -the district Superintendent shall implement this policy and measure how well it is being managed and enforced. Input from teachers, representatives of the school food service program, parents/guardians, students, school board members, and school administrators shall be considered. The district superintendent shall report to the school board, as requested, on the district’s programs and efforts to meet the purpose and intent of this policy.

Submitted for approval by: Patricia DiMercurio Food Service Director and Deb Samyn Counselor


In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Carrollton Public School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment. For information, inquiries, or to file a complaint, contact the Superintendent of Carrollton Public Schools at PO Box 517, Carrollton, MI 48724. (989) 754-1475