Wellness Policy

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TVLC School Wellness Plan

TVLC affirms that (1) nutritional status of children helps determine the overall quality of their health and ability to learn; (2) schools play an influential role in the development of lifelong eating habits; and (3) appropriate training of school personnel in nutrition education activities is essential.  TVLC also affirms that the quality and productivity of each individual's life is enhanced through participation in a comprehensive, sequential education and recreation system that promotes physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being

The TVLC Board is committed to improving the wellness of the entire community.  To carry out this commitment, we will:

·      Teach students and families ways to establish and maintain life-long healthy eating habits through nutrition education, garden experiences,
        school meal service, and core academic content in the classroom.

·      Foster the physical and emotional health of our schools’ children, youth, adults, seniors and families by facilitating access to physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially healthy activities and environments.

·      Provide nutritional guidelines for all foods served on our campuses

·      Waive the reduced-price category for school lunch, breakfast and snacks, so that all low-income children have healthy food available at no cost.

·      Monitor implementation of the wellness policy, by assigning one person from each of our charter schools with operational responsibility for ensuring that the school meets the TVLC School Wellness Policy.

·      Integrate nutrition into the curriculum at each TVLC school

·      Create an edible garden at each TVLC school

·      Create partnerships with local farmers when possible

·      Integrate physical education into math, science, social science, and English

·      Cook and eat the foods we grow

·      Create enrichment and community activities to promote nutrition education, physical fitness, health and wellness

 

TVLC will strive to:

·      Make sure that no student in our schools goes hungry

·      Institute a free breakfast program for those students in need

·      Ensure that all qualified students become eligible for free meals by checking with social services

·      Promote participation in the school meal program

·      Ensure that the food served shall be organic to the maximum extent possible, as defined by the California Certified Organic Farmers

·      Eliminate harmful food additives and food processes from our served food

·      Reuse, recycle, compost, and minimize waste from food and food containers.

 

This plan is a living document and will be monitored, reviewed and updated every two years.