VIP along with Schools in Action are committed to providing school environments that promote and protect student’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of Schools In Action that:
- The schools will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing Schools In Action-wide nutrition and physical activity policies.
- All students in grades 9-12 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.
- Students will be provided with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that 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 Schools In Action will participate in available federal school meal programs including the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and CACFP (supper).
- 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.
COMPLETE WELLNESS POLICY AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN OFFICE